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Reducing Your Risk of Multiple Myeloma

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.

Revision Information

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  • Cancer Medicine e5 . 5th ed. Hamilton, Ontario: BC Decker Inc; 2000.

  • National Cancer Institute website. Available at: .

  • Rakel R. Bope E, ed. Conn's Current Therapy 2002 . 54th ed. St. Louis, MO: WB Saunders Company; 2002: 439-443.

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