How Common Is AML?
- Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common type of acute leukemia among adults.
- An estimated 33,454 people were living with (or in remission from) AML as of January 1, 2009.
- About 13,780 people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with AML in 2012.
Age and AML
The chance of getting AML increases with age: People aged 50 years and older are more likely to develop the disease than younger adults.
However, children and adults of any age can develop AML:
- About one in five children with acute leukemia has AML.
- AML is the most common type of leukemia diagnosed in infancy.