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Childhood Leukemia Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention

Learn about the risk factors for childhood leukemia and if there are things that can be done to help lower the 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 childhood leukemia.

Prevention

There are very few known lifestyle-related or environmental causes of childhood leukemias, so it is important to know that in most cases there is nothing these children or their parents could have done to prevent these cancers.