Leukemia--Chronic Lymphocytic

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Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention TOPICS

Can chronic lymphocytic leukemia be prevented?

Many types of cancer can be prevented by lifestyle changes to avoid certain risk factors, but there are very few known risk factors for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and most of these cannot be avoided. Most CLL patients have no known risk factors, so there is no way to prevent these cancers.

Last Medical Review: 01/06/2015
Last Revised: 02/23/2016