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Diseases » Multiple Myeloma » Inheritance
 

Inheritance and Genetics of Multiple Myeloma

Racial Patterns for Multiple Myeloma:

Racial Details for Multiple Myeloma: This disease affects blacks more often than whites and men more often than women. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Multiple Myeloma: NCI)

About inheritance and genetics:

Inheritance of Multiple Myeloma refers to whether the condition is inherited from your parents or "runs" in families. The level of inheritance of a condition depends on how important genetics are to the disease. Strongly genetic diseases are usually inherited, partially genetic diseases are sometimes inherited, and non-genetic diseases are not inherited. For general information, see Introduction to Genetics.

 

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