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What are the causes of multiple myeloma?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: No simple answer

Multiple myeloma has been associated with ionizing radiation (atomic bomb level), herbicides, petroleum products, analin hair dyes, autoimmune disease but there is no clear cut association.
There are a few families which show an inheritance pattern along with other lymphomas.

In brief: No simple answer

Multiple myeloma has been associated with ionizing radiation (atomic bomb level), herbicides, petroleum products, analin hair dyes, autoimmune disease but there is no clear cut association.
There are a few families which show an inheritance pattern along with other lymphomas.
Dr. Stephen Noga
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Unknown/MGUS

The exact cause of multiple myeloma is not known.
Myeloma is almost always (?Always) preceded by monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (mgus). Risks: age, male gender, black race; radiation, benzene/petroleum exposure laboratory studies can help predict risk of conversion from mgus to myeloma.

In brief: Unknown/MGUS

The exact cause of multiple myeloma is not known.
Myeloma is almost always (?Always) preceded by monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (mgus). Risks: age, male gender, black race; radiation, benzene/petroleum exposure laboratory studies can help predict risk of conversion from mgus to myeloma.
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