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This year, an estimated 54,270 people of all ages (30,900 men and boys and 23,370 women and girls) in the United States will be diagnosed with leukemia. Of these, an estimated 14,620 people (8,140 males and 6,480 females) will be diagnosed with CLL. It is estimated that 4,650 deaths (2,380 males and 1,820 females) from CLL will occur this year. T-cell leukemia is rare, and the number of people diagnosed each year is much lower.
Cancer statistics should be interpreted with caution. These estimates are based on data from thousands of people with this type of cancer in the United States each year, so the actual risk for a particular individual may be different. It is not possible to tell a person how long he or she will live with leukemia. Learn more about understanding statistics.
Statistics adapted from the American Cancer Society's publication, Cancer Facts and Figures 2015.
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