Myeloma Underlying Cause
Individuals with multiple myeloma have an abnormal elevation in the number of plasma cells in the bone marrow and blood. This can lead to an erosion of the bone tissue and kidney damage.
The cause of multiple myeloma is unknown, but genetics may play a role in determining risk. Certain genes may provide increased susceptibility to multiple myeloma. Toxic exposure to certain chemicals and radiation may trigger the onset of multiple myeloma.
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