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Facts about leukemia:
- About 28,000 new cases of leukemia arise each year in the U.S.
- Almost 3,000 of these occur in children.
- The peak incidence for childhood leukemia is between the ages of 3 and 7 years.
- Adults are usually affected by leukemia in their 50s or 60s.
- There are approximately 21,000 deaths due to leukemia each year.
- Adult males are more likely to be affected by chronic leukemias than women.
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