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Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
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.
The American Cancer Society medical and editorial content team
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American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2023. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2023.
Cancer Stat Facts: Leukemia-Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, 2010-2014. National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD. https://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/clyl.html. Accessed on January 5, 2018.
Jabbour E, Kantarjian H. Chronic myeloid leukemia: 2018 update on diagnosis, therapy and monitoring. Am J Hematol. 2018;93(3):442-459.
SEER Lifetime Risk (Percent) of Being Diagnosed with Cancer by Site and Race/Ethnicity: Both Sexes, 18 SEER Areas, 2012-2014 (Table 1.15) National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD. Accessed at https://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2014/results_merged/topic_lifetime_risk.pdf on January 5, 2018.
Last Revised: January 12, 2023
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