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What is thecause of childhood leukemia?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Wish we knew

Leukemia, like most malignancies, is due to abnormal changes in the genetics of a cell line in the body, which cause it to proliferate in a manner which overwhelms the normal cells of the body.
The change is generally random, an accident statistically of cellular division and not due to some failure of parenting. Whoever discovers the real cause will be an international hero.

In brief: Wish we knew

Leukemia, like most malignancies, is due to abnormal changes in the genetics of a cell line in the body, which cause it to proliferate in a manner which overwhelms the normal cells of the body.
The change is generally random, an accident statistically of cellular division and not due to some failure of parenting. Whoever discovers the real cause will be an international hero.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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