The accurate cause of developing

in patients is not known yet. But doctors attribute increased risk of Myeloma to certain factors. People with certain risk factors are said to be at higher risk of developing Myeloma, though it is not necessary that they will definitely develop Myeloma. These risk factors are as follows-

Age:

Elderly people especially who are above 65 years of age are at higher risk of developing Myeloma as immune system weakens as people get old. It is rarely diagnosed in people, who are under age of 40 years.

Race:

It is seen that Myeloma is more evident in some ethnic groups. People with African-American origin are at higher risk of developing Myeloma. In fact risk of developing this disease is twice in African-Caribbean people as compared to white people.

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