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Some people use statistics to try to figure out their chance of getting leukemia, of surviving for a certain time period, or of being cured. However, statistics show what happens to large groups of people. Because no 2 people are alike, statistics can't be used to predict what will happen to any 1 person.
These are statistics from the American Cancer Society about chronic myeloid leukemia (CML):
About 5,900 new cases of CML will be diagnosed in 2013.
Of all people with CML, about 610 people will die of CML this year.
Of all the CML cases, nearly all are in adults. Children rarely have CML.
The average age of a person with CML at the time of diagnosis is about 65.
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