Multiple Myeloma Prevention
Multiple myeloma is not a preventable disease as very few cases are linked to avoidable risk factors. While many cancers have clear risk factors that influence the development of the disease, such as smoking and lung cancer, multiple myeloma’s risk factors are not fully understood. Unfortunately, this means nothing can be done to prevent the disease. Furthermore, while people with a history a plasma cell neoplasms, such as MGUS or a solitary plasmacytoma, are more likely to develop multiple myeloma, it is not clear what causes these diseases to progress on to myeloma.
Learn more about what causes multiple myeloma.