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 many people die from leukemia every year?
- Q What is the rate of incidence of different forms of leukemia?
- Q What are the types of leukemia?
- Q How do lymphoblastic and myeloid leukemia differ?
- Q What is acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)?
- Q How is leukemia different from other cancers?