How often does Leukemia occur in males and females? Is it age related?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Incidence rates for all types of leukemia are higher among males than among females. In 2008, males are expected to account for more than 56 percent of the cases of leukemia.

    Most cases occur in older adults; the median patient age at diagnosis is 67 years. Leukemia is expected to strike 10 times as many adults as children in 2008. (About 44,270 adults compared with 4,220 children, ages 0-19).

    Source(s): I'm a hematologist.
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