Late effect of atomic bomb radiation on myeloid disorders: leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes.


Leukemia was the first malignancy linked to radiation exposure in atomic bomb survivors. Clear evidence of the dose-dependent excess risk of three major types of leukemia (acute lymphocytic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia [AML], and chronic myeloid leukemia) was found, especially in people exposed at young ages. Such leukemia risks were at their highest in… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12185-012-1002-4


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