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How Common Is Hairy Cell Leukemia?

  • Hairy cell leukemia is a rare type of leukemia in adults.
  • Only 500 to 800 people in the United States are diagnosed with the disease each year.
  • The average age at the disease's onset is 55.

Source: SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results) Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2007, National Cancer Institute, 2010.

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last updated on Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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