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Who gets myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases?

Different myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative disease subtypes affect different populations. Men aged over 60 tend to get chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, especially if they have had prior cancer treatments (radiation, chemotherapy). Smoking and family history are also risk factors. Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia tends to affect children under the age of two. Children with neurofibromatosis type I may also get juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia.

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