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What age group does leukemia affect the most?
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Dr. Matthew Fero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Increases with age
in general, the incidence of leukemia increase with age.
With AML (acute myeloid leukemia), for example, the peak incidence is in 80-year olds. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) increases with age, but also is increased in young children. Fortunately, they have a higher cure rate than do older adults.

In brief: Increases with age
in general, the incidence of leukemia increase with age.
With AML (acute myeloid leukemia), for example, the peak incidence is in 80-year olds. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) increases with age, but also is increased in young children. Fortunately, they have a higher cure rate than do older adults.
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology
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In brief: It depends...
Generally speaking, children are affected the most.
Leukemia is the most common cancer in the pediatric population especially the type called b lymphoblastic leukemia formerly known as precursor b-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (b-all). The elderly also have an increased frequency of leukemia and other hematologic malignancies.

In brief: It depends...
Generally speaking, children are affected the most.
Leukemia is the most common cancer in the pediatric population especially the type called b lymphoblastic leukemia formerly known as precursor b-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (b-all). The elderly also have an increased frequency of leukemia and other hematologic malignancies.
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
In brief: It depends
It depends upon the type of leukemia.

In brief: It depends
It depends upon the type of leukemia.
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