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