Leukemia--Chronic Lymphocytic Overview

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Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention TOPICS

Can chronic lymphocytic leukemia be prevented?

Changing your lifestyle to avoid certain risk factors can prevent many types of cancer, but there are very few known risk factors for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and most of these cannot be avoided. Most cases of CLL have no clear cause, so there is no way to prevent these cancers.

Last Medical Review: 08/05/2013
Last Revised: 11/04/2014