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LeukemiaRisk Factors

Leukemia Risk Factors

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Senior man discussing his risk of leukemia with his doctor.
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60-year-old woman.
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Age


Middle age male patient talking to his doctor about leukemia diagnosis.
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Gender


Chemotherapy treatment for cancer.
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Previous chemotherapy


Radiation therapy for cancer treatment.
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Exposure to radiation


Man smoking a cigarette.
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Smoking


Bloodstream.
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Blood disorders


Child with Down syndrome with a doctor.
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Genes


Daughter and mother with leukemia.
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Family history


Happy Hispanic family.
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Ethnicity


Man in a suit while spraying chemicals to avoid exposure.
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Chemical exposure


Power lines.
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Power lines


Doctor comforting a patient.
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Nothing


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Elizabeth Millard is a freelance journalist specializing in health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition. Her articles have appeared in SELF, Men’s Health, CNN, MyFitnessPal, and WebMD, and she has worked on patient education materials for Mayo Clinic and UnitedHealth Group. She’s also a registered yoga teacher and organic farmer.