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Cancer

Question
Posted by: | 2020/03/08

Q.

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

How can you delay or suppress CLL?

Expert's Reply

A.

Cancer expert
- 2020/03/24

Dear Anonymous. This is a very important question. To be  able to lower one’s risk for  Chronic Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (CLL), one must avoid any of the possible causes or risk factors, all of which is not always possible. These risk factors include:

Certain chemical exposures – some studies suggest that farming and long-term exposure to some pesticides (and possibly herbicides) may be linked to an increased risk for CLL, however, more research is needed

Family history: first-degree relatives (parents, siblings and children) of CLL patients have more than twice the risk for Adult Chronic Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.

Sex – CLL is slightly more common in males.

Gene mutations – scientists know that most cases of leukaemia are associated with specific gene mutations, but in most cases, it is not clear what causes those mutations.

Age – CLL is largely a disease of older adults.

A second cancer – individuals with |CLL often has a higher risk of developing a second cancer. (MCH).


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