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Can chronic myeloproliferative disorders be prevented?

Certain genes may predispose you to developing chronic myeloproliferative disorders, in which case there is no way to prevent them. But environmental factors place you at a higher risk for these disorders, such as exposure to intense radiation, chemotherapy drugs, chemicals, and electric wiring. Therefore, avoiding overexposure to these risk factors may help prevent chronic myeloproliferative disorders.

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