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Increased Risk of Leukemia suggests the following may be present:
 
 
Nutrients  Folic Acid Requirement
 Maternal folic acid supplementation during pregnancy was associated with a reduced risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children in a study in Western Australia. [Lancet 2001;358(9297): pp.1935-40]
 
 

Increased Risk of Leukemia can lead to:
 
 
Risks  Cancer / Risk - General Measures
 
 

Increased Risk of Leukemia could instead be:
 
 
Circulation  Thrombocytosis
 CML usually occurs in adults but can occur at any age. CML is often found incidentally when an elevated white blood cell count is found. Thrombocytosis is often present. The spleen is usually enlarged. Most patients with CML present in the "chronic" phase of the disease, which usually last from 3 to 5 years. Adverse prognostic features include advanced age, basophilia, severe thrombocytosis, or more than one chromosome abnormality.
 
 

Recommendations for Increased Risk of Leukemia:
 
 
Drug  LDN - Low Dose Naltrexone

Lab Tests/Rule-Outs

  Test AMAS (AntiMalignin Antibody Screen)

Mineral

  Selenium
 In evaluating 59 patients with lymphoid malignancies, such as Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, multiple myeloma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia, serum selenium concentrations were significantly lower in patients than in controls. Clinical stage was inversely associated with selenium levels.

  Zinc
 It was found that the copper to zinc ratio was significantly higher in patients with lymphoma or acute and chronic leukemias compared to control subjects. A person at increased risk of one of these cancers should check blood levels of copper and zinc to rule out abnormalities and make adjustments accordingly. Since zinc and copper are antagonistic, and zinc deficiency is relatively common, supplemental zinc is often used to improve this ratio. Zinc helps block the absorption of copper and acts to remove accumulated copper from the body as well as prevent its accumulation. [Rev. Invest. Clin, Nov-Dec. 1995;47(6): pp.447-52]
 
 


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