Leukemia: Chronic Myelomonocytic

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What Is Leukemia - Chronic Myelomonocytic (CMML)? TOPICS

What are the key statistics about chronic myelomonocytic leukemia?

Chronic myelomonocytic (MY-eh-loh-MAH-noh-SIH-tik) leukemia (CMML) is rare, only occurring in 4 of every million people in the United States each year. That works out to about 1,100 cases each year.

This disease is rare in young people. Almost 9 of 10 of cases are diagnosed in people 60 and older. CMML occurs more often in men than in women.

Last Medical Review: 01/19/2014
Last Revised: 02/17/2016