In this video, expert Dr. Sandra Kurtin describes some of the risk factors for acute myeloid leukemia, or AML. Age is a main risk factor, and most people diagnosed with AML are over 65. Other risk factors include smoking, having radiation therapy or some types of chemotherapy, being exposed to a chemical called benzene and having certain genetic changes.
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