Multiple Myeloma | Symptoms, Types, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Prevention of multiple myeloma

Multiple myeloma most often affects older adults, although younger people can also be affected. It is rare, but it is important to know the causes and symptoms to look for. It is also essential to run tests frequently to detect multiple myeloma before the disease reaches a late stage.

One way of preventing the morbidity and mortality in multiple myeloma is getting an early diagnosis, which is achieved by screening for this and other diseases as a part of your annual visits with your doctor, depending on your risk factors.

Besides secondary prevention, there’s no way to reduce the incidence of multiple myeloma. Current studies are looking for options to prevent the disease, especially in patients with a high risk, and routine residential ultraviolet exposure appears to have a protective effect that requires further confirmation.