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What are the causes of multiple myeloma?

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Multiple myeloma's cause is unknown. Certain risk factors slightly increase a person's chances of developing multiple myeloma. The risk factors are:

  • Being over age 65
  • Being male
  • Being African-American
  • Having a family member affected by multiple myeloma

A significant number of people with certain conditions will develop multiple myeloma. These conditions are:

  • Monoclonal gammopathy of uncertain significance (MGUS)
  • Solitary plasmacytoma

Rather than being causes of multiple myeloma, these conditions may be early forms of multiple myeloma.


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