What causes leukaemia?

07 February 2011
We don’t really know why children develop leukaemia. But we know that the development of leukaemia is a two-stage process.

The first stage (usually) takes places whilst the child is still in the womb. The second stage – and the transformation to full-blown leukaemia – takes place at some later point.

It's thought that one or both of these stages may be triggered by some environmental factor

Read more: The causes of childhood leukaemia

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