ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about the number of people who are diagnosed with leukemia each year. You will also read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.
This year, an estimated 20,160 people (12,630 males and 7,530 females) in the United States will be diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
It is estimated that 4,410 deaths (2,730 males and 1,680 females) from this disease will occur in the United States this year.
T-cell leukemia is a rare subtype of CLL, and the number of people diagnosed with it 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 for people with chronic T-cell lymphocytic leukemia are an estimate. Talk with your doctor if you have any questions about this information. Learn more about understanding statistics.
Statistics adapted from the American Cancer Society's publication, Cancer Facts & Figures 2022. (Source accessed January 2022.)
The next section in this guide is Risk Factors. It describes the factors that may increase the chance of developing leukemia. Use the menu to choose a different section to read in this guide.