Can chronic myeloid leukemia be prevented?
There is no known way to prevent most cases of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Many types of cancer can be prevented by lifestyle changes to avoid certain risk factors, but this is not true for most cases of CML. A few cases may be linked to high doses of radiation, but again, this is rare.
Last Medical Review: 06/14/2012
Last Revised: 01/23/2013