How many people get acute myeloid leukemia?
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cancer in the United States for 2014 are:
- About 18,860 new cases of AML (most will be in adults)
- About 10,460 deaths from AML (almost all will be in adults)
The average age of a patient with AML is about 66. AML is slightly more common among men than among women. The lifetime risk of getting AML for the average man is about 1 in 227. For the average woman the risk is about 1 in 278.
Last Medical Review: 06/27/2013
Last Revised: 02/07/2014