400 scientists who participated in the Second Hematological Rare Diseases Congress announced the results of the new research. Accordingly, smoking and obesity increases the likelihood of leukemia by two-fold.
Hematologic Rare Diseases Congress, organized by the Association of Hematological Rare Diseases, was held in TRNC. Approximately 400 scientists participated in the congress and discussed the recent developments in hematological cancers such as lymph nodes, blood and bone marrow cancer, as well as rare diseases of genetic, immunological hematological cancer.
SMOKING AND OBESITY PRECURSOR TO LEUKEMIA
Prof. Dr. Fevzi Altuntaş, the President of the World Apheresis Association, said that smoking and obesity increased the risk of leukemia by two times. Altuntaş said, “In order to prevent the development of blood and bone marrow cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, it is important not to smoke and drink alcohol. Balanced diet, regular exercise and avoiding risky habits are among the main recommendations for the overall well-being of healthy living. Diabetes also have been reported to increase the risk of development of lymphoma, leukemia and myeloma, such as lymph gland, blood and bone marrow cancers.”