A 16-year-old female asked:
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how do you get leukemia? i mean like how can i prevent it?

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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Impossible: There is not any 'catching' leukemia and thus there is no such thing as preventing it. What prompts your question about this uncommon problem?
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. Michael Roberts
21 years experience Family Medicine
Link: here is a link to info. Can minimize certain risk factors like don't smoke and minimize radiation. http://www.medicinenet.com/leukemia/article.htm
Answered on Sep 29, 2016

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