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Multiple Myeloma Statistic
Multiple Myeloma is expected to afflict about 21,000 new patients this year. Although the five-year survival rate for Multiple Myeloma was once low, strides have been made recently in treating Multiple Myeloma. The survival rate now is about 39%. *Source: The American Cancer Society

Multiple Myeloma Prevention

Scientists do not yet understand the cause of multiple myeloma, so there is little a person can do to lower his or her risk of being diagnosed with the disease. One controllable risk factor is being overweight.

Screenings for Multiple Myeloma

No routine screening tests, like mammography for breast cancer or colonoscopy for colorectal cancer, exist for multiple myeloma. Occasionally, routine blood or urine tests detect the excessive proteins that malignant plasma cells produce.