Leukemia--Acute Lymphocytic

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Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention TOPICS

Can acute lymphocytic leukemia be prevented?

The risk of many types of cancer can be reduced with lifestyle changes to avoid certain risk factors, but there is no known way to prevent most cases of leukemia at this time.

Most people who get acute lymphocytic leukemia have no known risk factors, so there is no way to prevent these leukemias from developing

Last Medical Review: 12/02/2014
Last Revised: 02/18/2016