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The exact cause of multiple myeloma is not known, so prevention is difficult to determine. Reducing risk factors may decrease the chance of developing multiple myeloma. Risk factors, like age and genetics, cannot be controlled but decreasing certain exposures may help:
Can multiple myeloma be prevented? American Cancer Society website. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/multiple-myeloma/causes-risks-prevention/prevention.html. Updated January 19, 2016. Accessed March 16, 2017.
Multiple myeloma. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116888/Multiple-myeloma. Updated November 21, 2016. Accessed March 16, 2017.
Last reviewed March 2017 by Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
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