Can Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Be Prevented?

There's no known way to prevent most cases of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Some kinds of cancer can be prevented by making lifestyle changes and avoiding certain risk factors, but this is not true for most cases of CML. The only potentially avoidable risk factor for CML is exposure to high doses of radiation, which applies to very few people.

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Last Medical Review: June 19, 2018 Last Revised: June 19, 2018

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