Statistics on Leukemia and Other Blood Cancers

Statistics

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Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with blood cancer – more than 175,000 new cases are expected this year in the United States. Blood cancers account for approximately 10 percent of all new cancer cases diagnosed, and an estimated 68,000 deaths will result from blood cancer this year..

Leukemia

Leukemia is diagnosed 10 times more often in adults than children.

60,300 people are expected to be diagnosed with leukemia this year.

Over 382,000 people are living with leukemia, or are in remission.

Every day 170 Americans are diagnosed with leukemia and 67 lose the fight.

Lymphoma

This year alone, over 83,200 people are expected to be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin or Hodgkin Lymphoma 

Over 845,076 people are living with lymphoma, or are in remission.

Every day 220 Americans are diagnosed with lymphoma and 58 lose the fight.

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is the 7th most common cancer in the U.S.

Myeloma

An estimated 118,273 people are living with myeloma in the United States

Over 118,273 people are living with myeloma, or are in remission.

31,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with myeloma this year.

 

Leukemia strikes males and females of all ages and all races. It does not discriminate.

The five-year relative survival rate for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and leukemia is about 7% lower for African-Americans than that of whites.

Leukemia is the most common cancer in Hispanic children and adolescents; five-year relative survival rate is 3-4% lower for Hispanics than that of non-Hispanic whites.

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