Leukemia--Chronic Myeloid (Myelogenous) Overview

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Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention TOPICS

There are no other proven risk factors for CML.

Most cases of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) have no clear cause and there is no way to prevent them. 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.

Last Medical Review: 08/13/2013
Last Revised: 02/10/2014