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Hello again. Re my diagnosed CMML, would anyone know what

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Hello again.
Re my diagnosed CMML, would anyone know what triggered this kind of leukemia?
I read, when surfing the internet, that chemicals, or radiation can be the cause. Are there any othercauses?

Hello Evangeline,


I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

The causes of CMML are (as you have read);

1) exposure to ionizing radiation has been suggested; increased prevalence among survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
2) benzene, a possible causes.
3) acquired abnormality of chromosomes 22 and 9. Why this abnormality of chromosome occur apart from radiation and chemicals is not known.

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