In 2015, leukemia is considered 11th most common cancer type in the U.S., comprising 3.3% of all cancer cases in the country. Certain genetic disorders and a strong lineage of leukemia in the family are factors that may increase your risk of this disease.
Although this disease has a strong autosomal pattern, some cases of leukemia have been attributed to exposure to unsafe dose of radiation. As such, avoiding exposure to high dosages of radiation would lessen your risk of this disease. You may also reduce your risk by avoiding exposure to certain chemicals, such as benzene, and by keeping away from cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Unfortunately, doctors can sometimes be unmindful of the possible dangers radiotherapy might cause, especially when done without proper training and caution. To learn more about taking legal action after being harmed by a negligent doctor in Wisconsin, speak with a medical malpractice attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.