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Is there any way to prevent leukemia?

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 more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

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


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How can you prevent leukemia?

How can you prevent leukemia?

You can't: Unless you are being exposed to extremely high levels of radiation or you have had chemotherapy or radiation therapy for another cancer, most leukemia is not preventable. ...Read more

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How do you get Leukemia? I mean like how can i prevent it?

How do you get Leukemia? I mean like how can i prevent it?

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 ...Read more

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Does leukemia prevent people from getting certain types of jobs?

No: It is illegal, as far as i know, to deny someone a job based on their health status. In addition, if one has leukemia and is otherwise healthy with their disease under control i know of no reason they cannot do any job for which they are qualified. ...Read more

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How to prevent g6pd deficient to become leukemia?

How to prevent g6pd deficient to become leukemia?

No relation: Individuals with g6pd deficiency are not at higher risk to develop leukemia than general population. ...Read more

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Are there ways to prevent pain and fear when my child has medical procedures for leukemia?

Are there ways to prevent pain and fear when my child has medical procedures for leukemia?

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 more

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How do you prevent getting cancer? Is acute myeloid leukemia preventable?

How do you prevent getting cancer? Is acute myeloid leukemia preventable?

Not Preventable.: Many cancers are preventable by living a healthy life style....Not smoking, good diet, etc. AML is not a preventable cancer. ...Read more

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How can I prevent lukemia?

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 more

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In what way can chemicals cause leukemia?

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 more

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