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Leukemia risk behaviors

Factors that may increase your risk of developing some types of leukemia include:

-Previous cancer treatment. People who've had certain types of chemotherapy and radiation therapy for other cancers have an increased risk of developing certain types of leukemia.

-Genetic disorders. Genetic abnormalities seem to play a role in the development of leukemia. Certain genetic disorders, such as Down syndrome, are associated with an increased risk of leukemia.

-Exposure to certain chemicals. Exposure to certain chemicals, such as benzene — which is found in gasoline and is used by the chemical industry — also is linked to an increased risk of some kinds of leukemia.

-Smoking. Smoking cigarettes increases the risk of acute myelogenous leukemia.

-Family history of leukemia. If members of your family have been diagnosed with leukemia, your risk for the disease may be increased.

Symptoms of Leukemia 

-Ferve or chills

-Persistent fatigue, weakness

-frequent or severe infections

-Losing weight without trying

-Swollen lymph nodes, enlarged liver or spleen

-Easy bleeding or bruising

-Bone pain 

Recommended treatments

Treatments of leukemia depends on many factors.


-Biological Therapy

-Targeted therapy

-Radiation therapy  


-Changes in diet and lifestyle

-Finding precancerous conditions early.



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Public - 11/28/16, 11:29 PM