Leukemia--Chronic Lymphocytic Overview

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What Is Leukemia - Chronic Lymphocytic (CLL)? TOPICS

How many people get chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

The American Cancer Society's estimates for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in the United States for 2015 are:

  • About 14,620 new cases of CLL
  • About 4,650 deaths from CLL

CLL accounts for about one-third of all cases of leukemia. It affects mainly older adults. The average age at the time the cancer is found is around 71 years. It is rarely seen in people under the age of 40 and is very rare in children.

Last Medical Review: 01/30/2015
Last Revised: 01/30/2015