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My father died about 5 years ago from multiple myeloma. I was the bone marrow donor for his transplant. I am an only child and am wondering about my risk factor for myeloma, especially since my marrow was considered a good match.

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: NCI Study...

An nci study is looking at characterizing families that may be at higher risk to identify causes: screening individuals and families at high risk for hematologic cancers nct00052234 http://clinicaltrials.
Gov/ct2/show/nct00052234?Term=nct00052234&rank=1.

In brief: NCI Study...

An nci study is looking at characterizing families that may be at higher risk to identify causes: screening individuals and families at high risk for hematologic cancers nct00052234 http://clinicaltrials.
Gov/ct2/show/nct00052234?Term=nct00052234&rank=1.
Dr. Michael Thompson
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: About 2X risk

Sorry to hear about your dad.
Being a donor doesn't change your risk. Multiple myeloma is not classically thought of as a familial/inherited cancer. However, the risk of a hematologic malignancy (mm, lymphoma, leukemia) in family members is thought to be about two times higher.

In brief: About 2X risk

Sorry to hear about your dad.
Being a donor doesn't change your risk. Multiple myeloma is not classically thought of as a familial/inherited cancer. However, the risk of a hematologic malignancy (mm, lymphoma, leukemia) in family members is thought to be about two times higher.
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