What Are the Key Statistics About Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia?
Chronic myelomonocytic (MY-eh-loh-MAH-noh-SIH-tik) leukemia (CMML) is rare, only occurring in 4 of every million people in the United States each year. That works out to about 1,100 cases each year.
This disease is rare in young people. Almost 9 of 10 of cases are diagnosed in people 60 and older. CMML occurs more often in men than in women.
Last Medical Review: January 19, 2014 Last Revised: February 17, 2016