How Common Is AML?
- Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common type of acute leukemia among adults.
- An estimated 35,726 people were living with (or in remission from) AML as of January 1, 2010.
- About 18,860 people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with AML in 2014.
Age and AML
AML incidence is lower in children and adolescents ages 1 to 14 years than it is in people ages 15 years through young adulthood. People aged 50 years and older are more likely to develop the disease than younger adults.