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Causes of Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, adult

Causes of Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, adult

The exact cause of adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia is not known, although chromosomal abnormalities in lymphoblast cells can lead to the uncontrolled growth observed in this type of blood cancer. The initiating factor that creates the abnormal chromosome is not known, but genetic and environmental factors may both play a role. In particular, radiation exposure or therapy for a prior cancer can create DNA mutations that lead to the chromosome abnormality.

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, adult: Related Medical Conditions

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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, adult: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, adult: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

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