ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many people are diagnosed with leukemia each year. You will also learn some general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages, use the menu.
This year, an estimated 60,140 people of all ages (34,090 men and boys and 26,050 women and girls) in the United States will be diagnosed with leukemia. Of these, an estimated 18,960 people (10,830 males and 8,130 females) will be diagnosed with CLL.
It is estimated that 4,660 deaths (2,880 males and 1,780 females) from CLL will occur this year. T-cell leukemia is rare, and the number of people diagnosed each year is much lower. Doctors cannot say for sure how long anyone will live with T-cell leukemia.
It is important to remember that statistics on how many people survive this type of leukemia are an estimate. The estimate comes from data based on thousands of people with CLL in the United States each year. So, your own risk may be different. Learn more about understanding statistics.
Statistics adapted from the American Cancer Society's publication, Cancer Facts and Figures 2016.
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