While the cause of leukemia is still unknown, scientists think it may be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
If you have risk factors or experience symptoms that worry you, make an appointment with Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. Our caring team is here for you.
Factors that may increase your risk of developing leukemia include:
A symptom of some types of leukemia and its treatments can be anemia (when your blood doesn't carry enough oxygen to the rest of your body). However, being anemic is not a risk factor for the disease. Learn more about leukemia signs and symptoms.
There is no known way to prevent leukemia, but you may be able to lower your risk by: