Risk Factors for Acute Leukemia in Children: A Review

  title={Risk Factors for Acute Leukemia in Children: A Review},
  author={Martin G Belson and B. Brown'v. Kingsley and Adrianne K. Holmes},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
Although overall incidence is rare, leukemia is the most common type of childhood cancer. It accounts for 30% of all cancers diagnosed in children younger than 15 years. Within this population, acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) occurs approximately five times more frequently than acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and accounts for approximately 78% of all childhood leukemia diagnoses. Epidemiologic studies of acute leukemias in children have examined possible risk factors, including genetic… CONTINUE READING


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