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CLL Statistics: Survival Rates

CLL survival rates can be calculated by different methods for different purposes. The CLL survival rates presented here are based on the relative survival rate. The relative survival rate measures the survival of people with CLL in comparison to the general population to estimate the effect of cancer. The overall five-year relative CLL survival rate for 1995-2001 was 74.2 percent.
 
The five-year relative CLL survival rates by race and sex were:
 
  • 74.3 percent for Caucasian men
  • 77.1 percent for Caucasian women
  • 53.8 percent for African American men
  • 62.2 percent for African American women.
 

CLL Statistics: Lifetime Risk

Based on rates from 2000-2002, 0.42 percent of men and women (or 1 in 239 men and women) born today will be diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia at some time during their lifetime. These statistics are referred to as the lifetime risk of developing cancer. Sometimes it is more useful to look at the probability of developing chronic lymphocytic leukemia between two age groups. For example, 0.20 percent of men will develop chronic lymphocytic leukemia between their 50th and 70th birthdays compared to 0.09 percent for women.
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