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What can increase your risk of myelofibrosis?

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You may get myelofibrosis by itself. Or it can happen if you have another type of cancer that spreads to your marrow. Blood cancers like leukemia or myeloma can also bring it on. Long-term exposure to radiation or toxic chemicals like benzene can make you more likely to get myelofibrosis. But that doesn’t happen too often.

From: What Is Myelofibrosis? WebMD Medical Reference

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Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: “Myelofibrosis.”

Myeloproliferative Research Foundation: “Primary Myelofibrosis.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Primary Myelofibrosis.”

American Cancer Society: “Find Support & Treatment.”

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 26, 2017

SOURCES:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: “Myelofibrosis.”

Myeloproliferative Research Foundation: “Primary Myelofibrosis.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Primary Myelofibrosis.”

American Cancer Society: “Find Support & Treatment.”

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 26, 2017

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