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Is There Any Way To Prevent Leukemia
Not really: Certainly one can avoid exposure to agents which promote cancer: many of which are outlined in the state of california website where many substances have to be labelled as being possible carcinogens - but other than this..Avoiding exposure to extremely high doses of radiation such as atomic bomb blasts are about the only known things you can do to lower the risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leukemia is a malignant hematologic neoplasm that originates in the bone marrow and represents a clonal proliferation of hematopoietic elements belonging to any of the myeloid, lymphoid, erythroid, and megakaryocytic lineages. Of note, other hematologic neoplasms like lymphoma or myeloma may demonstrate a leukemic phase without actually originating in the bone marrow ...Read more
Hypnosis: There have been studies with children blowing pinwheels to decrease anxiety and pain response related to injections and blood draws. Medication can also be very helpful for traumatic experiences. Studies have shown that combat vets administered morphine as soon after trauma have less ptsd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Avoid chemicals: I wish we could prevent leukemia. We can't. But there are some chemical exposures that increase your risk of developing leukemia. These include benzene, paint thinners, laquers, varnishes, glues, paint strippers, and solvents. Wear gloves when working with any chemicals and work in well-ventilated areas. Eat well, exercise, and live each day to the fullest...And hope for the best! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below...: Exposure to certain chemicals like benzene or formaldehyde may increase the risk for cancer including leukemia. This is probably due to the mutagenic effect of these agents, meaning they can induce mutations in otherwise normal cells resulting in abnormal cells that can become cancerous; however, the process is usually multifactorial and other conditions need to be met to develop cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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