What is the rate of incidence for leukemia?

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  • 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.

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