Number of New Cases and Deaths per 100,000: The number of new cases of chronic lymphocytic leukemia was 4.6 per 100,000 men and women per year. The number of deaths was 1.3 per 100,000 men and women per year. These rates are age-adjusted and based on 2009-2013 cases and deaths.

Lifetime Risk of Developing Cancer: Approximately 0.6 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia at some point during their lifetime, based on 2011-2013 data.


How Many People Survive 5 Years or More after Being Diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia?

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Relative survival statistics compare the survival of patients diagnosed with cancer with the survival of people in the general population who are the same age, race, and sex and who have not been diagnosed with cancer. Because survival statistics are based on large groups of people, they cannot be used to predict exactly what will happen to an individual patient. No two patients are entirely alike, and treatment and responses to treatment can vary greatly.

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