Acute Myeloid Leukemia Statistics

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Statistics Regarding Survival

Survival rates can be calculated by different methods for different purposes. The acute myeloid leukemia 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 5-year relative acute myeloid leukemia survival rate for 1995-2001 was 19.8 percent.
The 5-year relative acute myeloid leukemia survival rates by race and sex were:
  • 17.9 percent for Caucasian men
  • 20.6 percent for Caucasian women
  • 25.5 percent for African-American men
  • 19.2 percent for African-American women.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Statistics Regarding Lifetime Risk

Based on rates from 2000-2002, 0.40 percent of men and women (1 in 250 men and women) born today will be diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia at some point 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 myeloid leukemia between two age groups. For example, 0.15 percent of men will develop acute myeloid leukemia between their 50th and 70th birthdays compared to 0.10 percent for women.
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