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Is multiple myeloma hereditary?
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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Rarely
There are a few families where it appears hereditary.
Having said this, there are families where more than one individual has the disease and the thought is that this may be due to an environmental cause.

In brief: Rarely
There are a few families where it appears hereditary.
Having said this, there are families where more than one individual has the disease and the thought is that this may be due to an environmental cause.
Dr. Stephen Noga
Dr. Stephen Noga
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not generally...
Myeloma and other hematologic malignancies are not generally considered "hereditary"/familial, but some are.
Risk in family members is around 2x risk of population. An nci study is characterizing: screening individuals and families at high risk for hematologic cancers nct00052234 http://clinicaltrials.Gov/ct2/show/nct00052234?Term=nct00052234&rank=1.

In brief: Not generally...
Myeloma and other hematologic malignancies are not generally considered "hereditary"/familial, but some are.
Risk in family members is around 2x risk of population. An nci study is characterizing: screening individuals and families at high risk for hematologic cancers nct00052234 http://clinicaltrials.Gov/ct2/show/nct00052234?Term=nct00052234&rank=1.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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