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.