Causes of Leukemia

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What are the causes of Leukemia?

  • By studying large numbers of people all over the world, researchers have found certain risk factors that increase a person#$#s risk of getting leukemia. For example, exposure to large amounts of high-energy radiation increases the risk of getting leukemia. Such radiation was produced by the atomic bomb explosions in Japan during World War II. In nuclear power plants, strict safety rules protect workers and the public from exposure to harmful amounts of radiation.
  • Some research suggests that exposure to electromagnetic fields is a possible risk factor for leukemia. (Electromagnetic fields are a type of low-energy radiation that comes from power lines and electric appliances.) However, more studies are needed to prove this link.
  • Certain genetic conditions can increase the risk for leukemia. One such condition is Down#$#s syndrome; children born with this syndrome are more likely to get leukemia than other children.
  • Workers exposed to certain chemicals over a long period of time are at higher risk for leukemia. Benzene is one of these chemicals.á

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Jack58

Is there a tendency of Luekemia to be genetic. Are there any results of statistics on chances of getting Lukemia to grand childrens ? Essentially, since Leukemia is reason of genetic modification it is likely that it would be passed on to the next generation. Your comments will be helpful

my dad who is 80 years old has acute myeloid leukemia, with a couple of weeks to a couple of months to live. What should we expect from this cancer within that time, and what kind of effects will it have on him as for as pain,or anything else that you can help me with.

DisforDisco

This information was very useful and It is much appreciated. I have Leukemia, and my doctors are actually looking for a bone marrow donor. It's really a struggle, and no one really knows how hard It Is. It's a harsh disease, but all you can do is keep faith. That's all I want to do. Nutrition therapy is alright. I had chemotherapy, but It didn't do much. The cancer cells are spreading fast, so we need a donor quick. Everything will be fine, It's all apart of God's plan. But thank you :)

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