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What causes chronic myelogenous leukemia?

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Most people will never know what caused them to get chronic myelogenous leukemia. You don't typically get it from your parents or from infections. Your smoking habits and diet don't seem to raise your chance either. Exposure to high levels of radiation is the only known risk.

SOURCES:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Chronic Myeloid Leukemia," "Choosing a Blood Cancer Specialist or Treatment Center." 

American Cancer Society: “Leukemia -- Chronic Myeloid (Myelogenous),” “Treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia by Phase," "How is Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Found?"

National Cancer Institute: "General Information About Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia."

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Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 18, 2020

SOURCES:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Chronic Myeloid Leukemia," "Choosing a Blood Cancer Specialist or Treatment Center." 

American Cancer Society: “Leukemia -- Chronic Myeloid (Myelogenous),” “Treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia by Phase," "How is Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Found?"

National Cancer Institute: "General Information About Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia."

FDA.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 18, 2020

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