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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:
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Multiple myeloma. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116888/Multiple-myeloma. Updated August 16, 2016. Accessed October 6, 2016.
Last reviewed March 2016 by Mohei Abouzied, MD
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