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Risk Factors for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
Anything that increases your risk of getting a disease is called a risk factor. Having a risk factor does not mean that you will get cancer; not having risk factors doesn't mean that you will not get cancer. People who think they may be at risk should discuss this with their doctor.
Risk factors for CLL include the following:
Being middle-aged or older, male, or white
A family history of CLL or cancer of the lymph system
Having relatives who are Russian Jews or Eastern European Jews
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Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.