Leukemia Risk factors

       Exposure to radiation is known to increase the risk of developing AML, CML, or ALL. Increases in leukemia were observed in people surviving atomic bombs. Radiation therapy for cancer can also increase the risk of leukemia. Exposure to benzene, used commonly in the chemical industry, increases the risk of leukemia. Cigarette smoking is known to increase the risk of developing AML.

Having risk factors does not mean that a person will definitely get leukemia, and most people with risk factors will not develop the disease. Likewise, not everyone who develops leukemia has an identifiable risk factor.

  • Radiation
  • Chemicals
  • Chemotherapy
  • Down syndrome and certain other genetic diseases
  • Human T-cell leukemia virus-I (HTLV-I)
  • Imaging and Radiation Oncology
  • Endoscopy
  • Future Prospects of Blood Cancer Treatment

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