Leukemia--Chronic Myeloid (Myelogenous) Overview

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What Is Leukemia - Chronic Myeloid (CML)? TOPICS

How many people get chronic myeloid leukemia?

The American Cancer Society's estimates for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) cancers in the United States for 2014 are:

  • About 5,980 new cases of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)
  • About 810 deaths from CML

CML affects mostly adults; it is rarely seen in children. The average age of people with CML is around 64 years. The average person's lifetime risk of getting CML is about 1 in 588.


Last Medical Review: 08/13/2013
Last Revised: 02/10/2014