Because it covers a variety of related diseases, leukemia incidence varies widely by age. With an incidence rate of 27.1 percent, leukemia is the most common form of cancer among children and adolescents. Among people 50 and older, myeloid leukemia, both chronic and acute, becomes far more prevalent than among younger age groups.
- Q How do lymphoblastic and myeloid leukemia differ?
- Q How is leukemia different from other cancers?
- Q What are the stages of leukemia?
- Q Is leukemia more common among men than women?
- Q What is the rate of incidence of different forms of leukemia?
- Q What is leukemia?