About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Acute Myeloid Leukemia - Incidence

Last Updated on Jun 22, 2020
Font : A-A+

AML - Incidence

Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is the most common form of leukemia. About 15% of childhood leukemia cases are AML. This disease is more likely to affect the older individuals.

Advertisement

The average age of diagnosis is 67. Of the patients with AML, less than 6 % are younger than 20 years of age when diagnosed; more than 55 % are diagnosed at 65 years or older.

There will be about 44,240 new cases of leukemia in the United States in 2007. Nearly half of these will be acute leukemias. There will be about 13,410 new cases of AML. Of these, 12,700 will be adults. The incidence of AML is slightly more among men than among women.

Citations   close

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. (2020, June 22). Acute Myeloid Leukemia - Incidence. Medindia. Retrieved on May 24, 2022 from https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/acute_myeloid_leukemia_incidence.htm.

  • MLA

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. "Acute Myeloid Leukemia - Incidence". Medindia. May 24, 2022. <https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/acute_myeloid_leukemia_incidence.htm>.

  • Chicago

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. "Acute Myeloid Leukemia - Incidence". Medindia. https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/acute_myeloid_leukemia_incidence.htm. (accessed May 24, 2022).

  • Harvard

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. 2021. Acute Myeloid Leukemia - Incidence. Medindia, viewed May 24, 2022, https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/acute_myeloid_leukemia_incidence.htm.


Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.

Comments

PurushNaidu

my friend surfing with acute myeloblastic leukemia with maturation. Now he going on chemotherapy. He is on my 2nd session[0, 1 ,2]. Still two more session as per the doctor. Also Doctor's told good progress. I want to know what type of food will add more value to get more immunity. Please give some suggestion on food from nature.

epikia

Hi.. i am 23 years old diagnose with AML last October 2012 and currently receiving chemotherapy. i am on my 2nd session and my doctor said i will have another session this december. id like to know when they say 5 years survival does that mean i only have 5years left eventhough i take my chemotherapy?

Vikram_Muddya

No, that only means that they certify that your cancer is cured only after 5 years, till then they monitor and see that it doesn't relapse by then.

mehul23

78 years aged mother suffering from lukemia pls tell me about the effective medicine and tell me about the chancec or not for recovery.. and which medicine are good for the acute lukemia pls write some medicines name for the recovery for the patitent

chitralekha.ch

plz take your mother to cancer hospital.the medicine is depends up on the type of leukemia.

Ravikohli

I have Acute Leukemia[AML] cancer to my sister. Her age is 25 years. In recent test reports Blast are about 80%. Can you please tell me how i can proceed to cure my sister.

Nimat

Hello.i just read about AML and i am satisfied with the information providede. Though i have one small enquiry; Anthracycline has been listed as one of the drugs given during Chemotherapy that may cause AML in the future and yet it has been listed as a drug for treating AML. Doess it mean that you are at risk of contracting AML again? I will apprecite your assistance on this qustion..

simipaknikar

Anthracyclines have been found to produce AML in patients who underwent treatment for breast cancer and Hodgkin's lymphoma, especially when used with other anticancer drugs and in high doses. Currently anthracyclines are very effective in AML, and the risk of them causing AML are small, hence they are used in AML.

View More Comments
Advertisement
Health Topics A - Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



    What's New on Medindia
    Can Weight Loss be Achieved by Drinking Water?
    Can Exercise Counts Boost Your Life Counts? 
    Prevent Hacking of Medical Devices: FDA Sounds Alarm
    View all

    Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
    Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

    Most Popular on Medindia

    Accident and Trauma Care Daily Calorie Requirements Drug - Food Interactions Find a Doctor Diaphragmatic Hernia Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Hearing Loss Calculator Drug Side Effects Calculator Noscaphene (Noscapine)

    Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

    © All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

    This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
    open close
    ASK A DOCTOR ONLINE