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My sister in law was diagnosed with leukemia last year at 66, had a stem cell transplant and is doing well. This week my brother in law was diagnosed with leukemia. Seems odd two people from the same household get leukemia. One doctor in passing asked if they lived by cornfields (which they are surrounded by) due to all the chemicals sprayed on the crops. Has anyone else experienced this?

A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

I have APL. When my husband was admitted to ICU for respiratory failure and a heart attack-his blood work showed CLL. So it is kind of odd, we both had leukemia. He died Nov 16th of aspiration pneumonia.

edited, originally posted over 2 years ago
A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

Yes, I lived among soy bean fields where they were regularly crop dusted 40-50 years ago: I have ALL (Age 56 at diagnosis) my mom was diagnosed with multiple myeloma the year before (Age 74 at diagnosis).

posted over 2 years ago
A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

Thank you for the info.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

I was diagnosed with AML in 2016and 2018. First time my doc ask if I was exposed to benzene. I checked everything and come to find out cigarette smoke contains benzene and I smoked for about 40years. Maybe there is benzene in fertilizer or sprays around agriculture fields

posted over 2 years ago
A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

I don't live near cornfields, but fracking wells. Everyone on the sameside of the road Where that well is developed some kind of cancer . One neighbor had Apl and I got cml. The Cdc said if it was from fracking all would have the same cancer.

posted almost 3 years ago
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