Cancer prevention is action taken to lower the chance of getting cancer. By preventing cancer, the number of new cases of cancer in a group or population is lowered. Hopefully, this will lower the number of deaths caused by cancer.
To prevent new cancers from starting, scientists look at risk factors and protective factors. Anything that increases your chance of developing cancer is called a cancer risk factor; anything that decreases your chance of developing cancer is called a cancer protective...
With treatment, you may go into what's called "remission." For most people, that doesn't mean the cancer is completely gone, but it's less active than before. You can be in remission for many years.
CML usually happens when you're middle-aged or older. The symptoms tend to come on gradually. Many of them can also be signs of other illnesses. For instance, you might feel tired, lose weight when you're not trying to, or sometimes get a fever.
The disease starts with a problem in the genes of your blood cells. Sections of two different chromosomes switch places and make a new abnormal one.
This new chromosome leads your body to make white blood cells that don't work as they should. They're called leukemia cells, and when they show up in your bloodstream, there's less room for healthy blood cells.
Most people will never know what caused them to get CML. You don't typically get it from your parents or from infections. Your smoking habits and diet don't seem to raise your chance of getting it either.
The only known risk is if you've been in contact with high levels of radiation.