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Can you tell me is leukemia common amongst teens?

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Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: No

Less than 4000 children and teens are diagnosed with leukemia each year in the us.
Most of these patients are diagnosed before they are teens. In fact, leukemia is 8x more common in kids under 4 than in young adults in their 20's. Despite being rare, about a quarter of all adolescents with cancer have leukemia, making it the most common cancer in this age group.

In brief: No

Less than 4000 children and teens are diagnosed with leukemia each year in the us.
Most of these patients are diagnosed before they are teens. In fact, leukemia is 8x more common in kids under 4 than in young adults in their 20's. Despite being rare, about a quarter of all adolescents with cancer have leukemia, making it the most common cancer in this age group.
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Dr. Lauren Stegman
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