The causes of the disease is not known, but a few risk factors have been identified. People who have been exposed to certain chemicals and very high doses of radiation have an increased risk of developing multiple myeloma.
In addition, family members of people who have the disease also are at an increased risk of getting the disease. In the majority of cases, however, the people who develop the disease have no apparent risk factors.
Risk factors for Increased Risk of Multiple Myeloma
With time, some people with MGUS eventually develop multiple myeloma. See the link between MGUS and Lymphoma for more detail.
Increased Risk of Multiple Myeloma can lead to
Recommendations for Increased Risk of Multiple Myeloma
Natural News reported in the fall of 2013, that “curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric that is believed to provide the most therapeutic benefits, was found to be an effective weapon against multiple myeloma cells. Published in the peer-reviewed journal Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, a recent study on this powerful compound verified that it is an effective medicine against not only multiple myeloma and other forms of cancer but also against cognitive degeneration and arthritis.
Other research has linked sulforaphane, an anticancer compound found naturally in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, to targeting multiple myeloma. Like turmeric, sulforaphane was shown to help enhance the effectiveness of existing chemotherapeutic agents, meaning conventional cancer treatments suddenly become more viable when paired with certain natural therapeutic agents.”
166 subjects with multiple myeloma achieved an extended lifespan by taking a small amount of Wobe-Mugos tablets (pancreatic enzymes) tid for 2 years. [Cancer Chemother Pharmacol, 2001;47(Supp1.):S38 S44 ] It is likely that someone at higher risk would be benefited by enzyme use also.
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Any tumor of the lymphatic tissues.