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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is the formation of my leukemia associated with being exposed to high levels of benzene and radiation?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 46 years experience
Possible: Most patients with a leukemia do not have an obvious exposure history. However both radiation and benzene exposure are leukumogenic. If you had significant exposure to either or both, that could be the cause.
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