What is the global prevalence of leukemias?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Lihteh Wu, MD; Chief Editor: C Stephen Foster, MD, FACS, FACR, FAAO, FARVO  more...
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An estimated 300,000 new cases of leukemia (2.8% of all new cancer cases) are diagnosed each year globally. [6] It has been estimated that in Western countries, CLL constitutes the most frequent type of leukemia with 25% of cases, CML represents 20% of cases, and AML represents 20% of cases.


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