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This year, an estimated 60,530 people of all ages (35,470 men and boys and 25,060 women and girls) in the United States will be diagnosed with leukemia. Of these, an estimated 21,040 people (12,930 males and 8,110 females) will be diagnosed with CLL.
It is estimated that 4,060 deaths (2,330 males and 1,730 females) from CLL will occur this year. T-cell leukemia is a rare subtype of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, 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.
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Statistics adapted from the American Cancer Society's publication, Cancer Facts & Figures 2020.
The next section in this guide is Risk Factors. It explains what factors may increase the chance of developing leukemia. Use the menu to choose a different section to read in this guide.