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How can I prevent lukemia?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: You can't

Leukemia occurs sporadically and is not a common cancer.
There are risk factors for example: exposure to radiation, some chemotherapy drugs and genetic conditions. The best thing you can do is live a healthy lifestyle.

In brief: You can't

Leukemia occurs sporadically and is not a common cancer.
There are risk factors for example: exposure to radiation, some chemotherapy drugs and genetic conditions. The best thing you can do is live a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Dr. Raymundo Romero
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Nothing you can do

We do not know a way to prevent leukemia.

In brief: Nothing you can do

We do not know a way to prevent leukemia.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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