Blood Cancer Causes and Precautionary Measures

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Blood Cancer, a type of cancer found in your blood and bone marrow, is caused by the rapid production of abnormal white blood cells. The high number of abnormal white blood cells are not able to fight infection, and they impair the ability of the bone marrow to produce red blood cells and platelets.

Some of below reasons increases the risk of Blood Cancer:

  • artificial ionizing radiation
  • viruses, such as the human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV-1) and HIV
  • benzene and some petrochemicals
  • alkylating chemotherapy agents used in previous cancers
  • hair dyes
  • smoking
  • Genetic predisposition: Some people appear to have a higher risk of developing leukemia because of a fault in one or several genes.
  • Down syndrome: People with Down syndrome appear to have a higher risk, possibly due to certain chromosomal changes.

Precautionary Measures to avoid Blood Cancer:

  • Changes in diet and lifestyle.
  • Finding precancerous conditions early. Precancerous conditions are conditions that may become cancer.
  • Chemo prevention (medicines to treat a precancerous condition or to keep cancer from starting).
  • Risk-reducing surgery.

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