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Is leukemia genetic?

It is now known that all cancers, including leukemia, begin as a mutation in the genetic material-the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)! Any Suggestions here?

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  1. Sandra Reply:

    Is Leukemia Hereditary?. Though most people are relatively familiar with leukemia, there are still many people that have never been touched by the disease. Source:http://www.ehow.com/about_4706592_is-leukemia-hereditary.html

  2. Shawna Reply:

    Leukemia is not passed on from the family. Therefore you cannot say it is hereditary. However you can be predisposed to leukemia by genetic factors, such as bruising, clotting and other signs of leukemia. To see more details on this subj

  3. Roseline Reply:

    asbestos as well as benzene cigs pesticides and all sorts of other ick.. Give me a few mins and I will search for the specific mutation.. I have aml, so mine is diff than cll. Here is a lil info http://clltopics.org/DC/GeneticAbnormali… Tak… Source:http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071108150507AAYSO6H

  4. Raisa Reply:

    "Although scientists do not know for certain what causes leukemia, medical researches have identified a number of factors that may place a person at increased risk for leukemia. These risk factors include: 1. Exposure to high level radiatio… Source:http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/286057

  5. Lyn Reply:

    shelby ruless(: Source:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_genetic_factors_influence_leukemia

  6. Tennille Reply:

    Genetic algorithms (GA) and genetic programming (GP) are interesting areas of research. I’d like to know about specific problems you – the SO reader – have solved using GA/G

  7. Madeline Reply:

    I do research on chronic myeloid leukemia, and I have never heard of anyone who had the Philadelphia-translocation (the mutation, which is thought to cause this disease), as an inherited mutation!I am not aware of increased risk of leukemia in the children of CML patients! There are scattered reports of supposedly familial cases of CML, but thats it!Your children may or may not get leukemia, pretty much like with everyone else! Right now, I dont see how anyone could calculate the odds! But, I suppose, life is much more, than odds!!! so dont worry much, take care!

  8. Meda Reply:

    Certain mutations can trigger leukemia by activating oncogenes or deactivating tumor suppressor genes, and thereby disrupting the regulation of cell death,

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