Some people use statistics to try to figure out their chance of getting leukemia, of surviving for a certain time period, 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 any one person.
These are some statistics from the American Cancer Society about chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).
About 5,050 cases of CML will be diagnosed in 2009.
About 470 people will die of CML this year.
Of all the CML cases, nearly all are in adults. Children rarely have CML.
The average age of a person with CML at the time of diagnosis is 67.
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