Some people use statistics to try to figure out their chance of getting leukemia, of surviving a certain period of time, or of being cured. However, statistics show what happens to large groups of people. Because no two people are alike, statistics can't be used to predict what will happen to a particular person.
These are some statistics from the American Cancer Society about chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in the United States.
About 15,490 people will be told they have CLL in 2009.
The average age of people with CLL is 72. It is rarely seen in people younger than 40 years of age.
About 4,390 people will die of CLL this year.
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