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A 32-year-old female asked:

I had leukaemia (all) 11 years ago and now have been diagnosed with alpha-thalassemia - are the two linked? i'm white british so not typical for this

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Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
No association: Although weird that they didn't note this before. I assume you have been diagnosed with alpha thalassemia trait, not the disease.
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