Leukemia--Chronic Myeloid (Myelogenous)

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What Is Leukemia - Chronic Myeloid (CML)? TOPICS

What are the key statistics about chronic myeloid leukemia?

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

  • About 6,660 new cases will be diagnosed with CML (3,530 in men and 3,130 in women).
  • About 1,140 people will die of CML (590 men and 550 women).

A little over 10% of all new cases of leukemia are chronic myeloid leukemia. About 1 person in 555 will get CML in their lifetime in the United States.

The average age at diagnosis of CML is around 64 years. Almost half of cases are diagnosed in people 65 and older. This type of leukemia mainly affects adults, and is only rarely seen in children.


Last Medical Review: 02/24/2015
Last Revised: 02/24/2015