Multiple Myeloma Risk Factors
The causes of this abnormal
change leading to myeloma are not well known. Medical Researches, nevertheless, have detected several factors
that may contribute to the development of these abnormalities in the plasma cells.
- Age - myeloma is especially diagnosed in people over 50
- Sex - myeloma is more common among men than
- Race – multiple myeloma is about twice higher among black
Americans of African descent than racial groups;
- Radiation exposure - you are at risk of myeloma if you are constantly
exposed to high doses of radiation;
- Family history of multiple myeloma
- if you have a close relative suffering
from myeloma, your risk is higher;
- History of a monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined
significance (MGUS) -
according to the staff of Mayo Clinic, about 1% of MGUS patients in the United States develop multiple
- Obesity - excess fat in your body is a causative factor for
all cancers including multiple myeloma.
Some researchers believe
that exposure to certain chemicals used in agriculture and the oil industries can be possible causes of multiple
myeloma. Although not yet confirmed, as far as you can, avoid exposure to these substances.