1. Age: The risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia (AML) increases with age, with most cases occurring in people over the age of 65.
2. Exposure to radiation: Exposure to high doses of radiation, such as from radiation therapy for another cancer, increases the risk of developing AML.
3. Exposure to certain chemicals: Exposure to certain chemicals, such as benzene, increases the risk of developing AML.
4. Smoking: Smoking increases the risk of developing AML.
5. Family history: Having a family history of AML increases the risk of developing the disease.
6. Certain blood disorders: Having certain blood disorders, such as myelodysplastic syndrome, increases the risk of developing AML.
7. Certain genetic disorders: Having certain genetic disorders, such