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Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention

Learn about the risk factors for chronic myelomonocytic leukemia and if there are things you might be able to do to help lower your risk.

Risk Factors

A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease such as cancer. Learn more about the risk factors for chronic myelomonocytic leukemia.

Prevention

There is no way to prevent most cases of CMML. Rarely, CMML is caused by chemotherapy and radiation treatments for other cancers. Doctors are studying ways to minimize the risk for patients receiving these treatments by avoiding the chemotherapy drugs that are more likely to lead to CMML.