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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.

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Last Updated: Feb 22, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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