Leukemia - Chronic T-Cell Lymphocytic: Statistics

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 08/2016

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 62,130 people of all ages (36,290 men and boys and 25,840 women and girls) in the United States will be diagnosed with leukemia. Of these, an estimated 20,110 people (12,310 males and 7,800 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 leukemia are an estimate. The estimate comes from annual data based on the number of people with this cancer in the United States. People should talk with their doctor if they have questions about this information. Learn more about understanding statistics.

Statistics adapted from the American Cancer Society's publication, Cancer Facts and Figures 2017.

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