Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Statistics
Survival rates can be calculated by different methods for different purposes. The survival rates presented here are based on the relative survival rate. The relative survival rate measures the survival of the cancer patients in comparison to the general population to estimate the effect of cancer. The overall five-year relative survival rate for 1995 to 2001 was 64.6 percent.
The five-year relative survival rates by race and sex are:
- 65.2 percent for Caucasian men
- 66.7 percent for Caucasian women
- 54.2 percent for African American men
- 54.8 percent for African American women.
Based on rates from 2000-2002, 0.11 percent of men and women (or 1 in 870 men and women) born today will be diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia at some time during their lifetime. These statistics are called the lifetime risk of developing cancer.
Sometimes, it is more useful to look at the probability of developing acute lymphocytic leukemia between two age groups. For example, 0.02 percent of men will develop acute lymphocytic leukemia between their 50th and 70th birthdays compared to 0.02 percent for women.