How many people get acute lymphocytic leukemia?
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) in the United States for 2015 are:
Most cases of ALL occur in children. Overall, about 4 cases of ALL out of every 10 is in adults.
The average person’s lifetime risk of getting ALL is less than 1 in 750. The risk is slightly higher in males than in females and higher in whites than in African Americans.
Last Medical Review: 12/08/2014
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