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is leukemia more common in a certain group of people and how common is it

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: Relapse rates differ between the types of leukemia. In order to answer the question properly you need to specify what type of leukemia.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Low odds: Leukemia is quite uncommon especially in younger folks. You do not need to be thinking about it as it is so rare.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aniket Saha
13 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Uncommon: AML is common in older people and ALL is most common in kids. Both are curable but ALL has better outcomes. But not all AML are same. Many subgroups ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not very common: There would be 47, 150 new cases of leukemia in 2012. It is approximately 10/100.000. Now, easy bruising can be caused by many factors-such as medicat ... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
About 10-20%: Fatigue is nonspecific. Here we talked about extreme fatigue not very common. Most people with cll, especially at early stage, are asymptomatic. About ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes.: Down syndrome and various bone marrow failur syndromes can increase the risk for aml. Also chronic leukemia and melody spastic syndrome can increase ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Relatively Uncommon: Cancer tends to be a disease of the elderly but there are definitely some cancers that are more common at younger age. www.cancer.net is a good res ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not common : And I would say non existant, you need to stop worrying and chasing such diagnosis, if you are anxious about it, see a psychiatrist, for own well bein ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Males: Both ALL and AML are very slightly more common in men than in women.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Depends on type of l: There are 4 different types of leukemia, so we need to know what type of leukemia are you interested in knowing about? There is definitely a chance of ... Read More

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