• New information about your DNA and the risk of getting multiple myeloma

    Asked by WNMyeloma on Friday, February 2, 2018

    New information about your DNA and the risk of getting multiple myeloma

    Changes in genes involved in DNA repair and packaging linked to risk of multiple myeloma

    https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-02-genes-involved-dna-packaging-linked.html

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    • Debio's Avatar
      Debio

      Every doctor I've ever spoken to about multiple myeloma has said that there isn't a genetic component to myeloma. Their statement is there might be a genetic component to a sudden sensitivity to chemicals that might cause myeloma. This article specifically says this is a genetically inherited disease. Where they're getting their information since according to the IMF and the MN RF that isn't true?

      about 3 years ago
    • Maddy61's Avatar
      Maddy61

      I have MM and have been in CR for three years. I believe the inherited part is the tendency to be sensitive to the chemicals and not being able to clean out whatever toxins you've picked up. I don't believe the disease itself is inherited. My father has CML (also a blood cancer) but there is no other cancer in his generation. I have one cousin with breast cancer. Several doctors have told me there is a 20% higher risk that my siblings will develop MM. So far all 4 of them are fine and my son is fine. Can you go on an all natural diet, move to a place without any toxins in the soil and wear a mask all the time to keep yourself free of toxins? Probably not. But if you have a blood cancer in your family, it may be possible that you have that genetic tendency which precludes you from clean out toxins.

      about 3 years ago
    • Debio's Avatar
      Debio

      Yes, Maddy61 that is what I know also but the article states that mm is an inherited disease which is incorrect.

      about 3 years ago
    • rlefeb's Avatar
      rlefeb

      My cousin has MM now and I know 2 other families that have 2 members with MM. Makes me wonder.

      about 3 years ago
    • rlefeb's Avatar
      rlefeb

      Forgot to say I also have MM.

      about 3 years ago

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