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 61,780 people of all ages (35,920 men and boys and 25,860 women and girls) in the United States will be diagnosed with leukemia. Of these, an estimated 20,720 people (12,880 males and 7,840 females) will be diagnosed with CLL.
It is estimated that 3,930 deaths (2,220 males and 1,710 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 survival rates for people with leukemia are an estimate.
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Statistics adapted from the American Cancer Society's publication, Cancer Facts and Figures 2019.
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.