Leukemia

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Risk reduction strategies for leukemia

There are no specific ways to reduce the risk of leukemia. It is important for anyone who has symptoms to see their doctor as soon as possible.

See a doctor if you have the following symptoms:

  • fatigue
  • malaise (a general feeling of discomfort or illness)
  • loss of appetite
  • weight loss
  • bleeding or bruising
  • frequent infections

More information about reducing cancer risk

Learn about what you can do to reduce cancer risk.

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Dr Lillian Sung Improving supportive care for children with cancer

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Support from someone who has ‘been there’

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The Canadian Cancer Society’s peer support program is a telephone support service that matches cancer patients and their caregivers with specially trained volunteers.

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