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Is multiple myeloma contagious?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Multiple myeloma is not a contagious disease.

In brief: No

Multiple myeloma is not a contagious disease.
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

It is not contagious.

In brief: No

It is not contagious.
Dr. Stephen Noga
Dr. Stephen Noga
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Dr. Matthew Fero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multiple myeloma(MM)

is a cancer of plasma cells, which normally make antibody proteins in your body.
MM is not caused by an infection, so it is not contagious in the usual sense. Still, a person with a history of myeloma should never donate blood, because their tumor cells could possibly grow in someone else if the recipient did not have a healthy immune system or was an identical twin.

In brief: Multiple myeloma(MM)

is a cancer of plasma cells, which normally make antibody proteins in your body.
MM is not caused by an infection, so it is not contagious in the usual sense. Still, a person with a history of myeloma should never donate blood, because their tumor cells could possibly grow in someone else if the recipient did not have a healthy immune system or was an identical twin.
Dr. Matthew Fero
Dr. Matthew Fero
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Dr. Zartash Gul
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: No

It isn't

In brief: No

It isn't
Dr. Zartash Gul
Dr. Zartash Gul
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: No

No.

In brief: No

No.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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