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Statistics About Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)

Some people use statistics to try to figure out their chances of getting leukemia. Or they use them to try to figure out their chance of being cured or how long they will survive. However, statistics only show what happens to large groups of people. Because no two people are alike, you can’t use statistics to predict what might happen to you.

These statistics about acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) are from the American Cancer Society:

  • About 6,050 people in the U.S. will be told they have ALL in 2012. About one out of three of these people will be adults. The rest will be children.

  • African-Americans are less likely than white people to get ALL.

  • The risk for getting ALL is highest in children younger than 5 years of age and in people older than 50.

  • About 1,440 people will die from ALL in the U.S. in 2012. Most of these deaths will be of adults. 

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