Leukemia - What Increases Your Risk
Some things can increase your chances of getting
leukemia. These things are called risk factors. But many people who get leukemia don't have any of these risk factors. And some people who have risk factors don't get this cancer. General risk factors for leukemia Other risk factors for AML Other risk factors for CLL Your family history. In some cases,
CLL runs in
families. Being middle-aged or older, male, and white. Being infected with a virus known as HTLV-1. Other risk factors for CML Having a gene change (mutation) called the Philadelphia chromosome.
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December 14, 2012
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