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Causes and Risk Factors

The causes of leukemia are not known. However, several factors have been identified which may increase your risk. These include:

  • family history of leukemia
  • smoking (AML)
  • genetic disorders such as Down syndrome
  • blood disorders - myelodysplastic syndromes are sometimes known as pre-leukemia
  • prior treatment for cancer with chemotherapy or radiation
  • exposure to high levels of radiation
  • chemical exposures, such as to benzene

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