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Leukemia - Eosinophilic - Risk Factors

ON THIS PAGE: You will find out more about the factors that increase the chance of developing eosinophilic leukemia. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

Thymoma - Risk Factors

ON THIS PAGE: You will find an explanation of risk factors and how they are involved in the development of most types of cancer. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

Multiple Myeloma - Risk Factors

ON THIS PAGE: You will find out more about the factors that increase the chance of developing this type of cancer. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

Wilms Tumor - Childhood - Risk Factors

ON THIS PAGE: You will find out more about the factors that increase the chance of developing this type of tumor. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

A risk factor is anything that increases a person’s chance of developing a tumor. Although risk factors often influence the development of Wilms tumor, most do not directly cause it. Some children with several risk factors never develop cancer, while others with no known risk factors do.

Most often, Wilms tumor is not inherited, but there can be genetic reasons for the tumor’s development.

Islet Cell Tumor - Risk Factors

ON THIS PAGE: You will find out more about the factors that increase the chance of developing this type of tumor. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

Central Nervous System Tumors - Childhood - Risk Factors

ON THIS PAGE: You will find out more about the factors that increase the chance of developing a CNS tumor. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

A risk factor is anything that increases a person’s chance of developing a tumor. Although risk factors often influence the development of a tumor, most do not directly cause a tumor. Some people with several risk factors never develop a tumor, while others with no known risk factors do.

Stomach Cancer - Risk Factors

ON THIS PAGE: You will find out more about the factors that increase the chance of developing this type of cancer. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

Brain Tumor - Risk Factors

ON THIS PAGE: You will find out more about the factors that increase the chance of developing a brain tumor. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

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