There is no known way to prevent most types
leukemia. Most people with leukemia do not have known
risk factors. A risk factor is anything that raises your chances of getting a
Some types of leukemia may be prevented by avoiding high
doses of radiation, exposure to the chemical benzene, smoking and other tobacco
use, or certain types of
chemotherapy used to treat other types of
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