Reducing Your Risk of Multiple Myeloma
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The cause of multiple myeloma is not known. There are no well-established guidelines for reducing your risk of the disease.
Exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation is believed to increase the risk of multiple myeloma and other cancers. It is a good idea to avoid these substances.
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Last reviewed April 2009 by ]]>Igor Puzanov, MD]]>
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