The American Cancer Society's estimates for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in the United States for 2023 are:
About 15% of all new cases of leukemia are chronic myeloid leukemia. About 1 person in 526 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 rarely seen in children.
Visit the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center for more key statistics.
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Last Revised: January 12, 2023