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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. 

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last updated on Friday, September 12, 2014

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