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 21,250 people (13,040 males and 8,210 females) will be diagnosed with CLL.
It is estimated that 4,320 deaths (2,620 males and 1,700 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.
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 2021 (source accessed January 2021).
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.