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Can myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases be prevented?

Myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases are generally not preventable. Certain cancer treatments can increase your risk for chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. However, this is a very disease and even if you are treated for other cancers, your chances of getting chronic myelomonocytic leukemia are very slim. Little is known about preventing childhood leukemias such as juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia.

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