Lymphocytic Leukemia Acute Incidence
Facts about acute lymphocytic leukemia:
- Acute lymphocytic leukemia is the most common cancer in children under 15 years of age.
- Acute lymphocytic leukemia accounts for about 23 percent of all childhood cancers.
- About 2,400 people younger than 20 years old in the US develop acute lymphocytic leukemia each year.
- About 4,000 adults in the US develop acute lymphocytic leukemia each year.
- Childhood leukemia is most common between the ages of 3 and 7 years.
Continue to Lymphocytic Leukemia Acute Risk Factors
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