Leukemia--Acute Lymphocytic Overview

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What Is Leukemia - Acute Lymphocytic (ALL) in Adults? TOPICS

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:

  • About 6,250 new cases ALL (adults and children)
  • About 1,450 deaths from ALL (adults and children)

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
Last Revised: 01/12/2015