Reducing your risk for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
You may lower your risk of developing chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) by doing the following.
Limit your contact with herbicides and pesticides
Some studies have shown that contact with herbicides and long-term contact with some pesticides may increase your risk of developing CLL. Limit your contact with these chemicals by wearing protective clothing to help reduce your risk of CLL.
Maintain a healthy body weight
Some studies have shown that overweight or obesity may increase your risk of CLL. You may lower your risk by having a healthy body weight. Eating well and being physically active can help you have a healthy body weight.
Avoid breathing in benzene
Some studies have shown that benzene may increase your risk of developing CLL. Avoid or limit your contact with benzene.
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