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Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML): Statistics 

What are statistics?

Statistics are numbers that are used to measure certain things. Some people use statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chance of recovery. Because no two people are alike, statistics can’t be used to predict what will happen to one person. The statistics below describe large groups of people. They don’t take into account a person's own risk factors. These may include family history, behaviors, or not having cancer screenings. If you have questions, talk with your healthcare provider.

What are the statistics for acute myeloid leukemia (AML)?

Here are some statistics about AML:

  • About 21,380 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with AML in 2017. Most of these people will be adults.

  • The average age of a person at the time AML is found is around 67. AML is not common before the age of 45. But it can occur in children.

  • About 10,590 people in the U.S. will die from AML 2017. Nearly all will be adults.


Sources: American Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute

Online Medical Reviewer: Alteri, Rick, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Cunningham, Louise, RN
Last Review Date: 5/1/2016
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