Leukemia - Chronic T-Cell Lymphocytic: Statistics

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 01/2018

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 60,300 people of all ages (35,030 men and boys and 25,270 women and girls) in the United States will be diagnosed with leukemia. Of these, an estimated 20,940 people (12,990 males and 7,950 females) will be diagnosed with CLL.

It is estimated that 4,510 deaths (2,790 males and 1,720 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.

People should talk with their doctor if they have any questions about this information. Learn more about understanding statistics.

Statistics adapted from the American Cancer Society's publication, Cancer Facts and Figures 2018.

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.