What is the epidemiology of Acute myeloblastic leukemia type 5?

March 07 23:25 2019 Print This Article

It is relatively a rare cancer. In the US alone one can see around 10 thousand new cases per year. The incidence rate has been stable from the year 1995 to 2005. It accounts for 1.2 percent of all the deaths in the United States. Its incidence increases with the age. The median survival age at diagnosis is 63 years. The AML constitute 90 percent of the all acute leukemia and is rare in the children.

The rate of therapy related AML is rising and it accounts for 10 to 20 percent of the cases of AML. It is more common in the men as compared o the women. The male female ratio is 1.3 to 1. There are the geographic variations in the incidence of AML. In adults one can see the highest rate in North America, Europe and Oceania but in the case of adult AML it is rarer in the Asia and America. The childhood AML is not so common in the North America and India as compared to the other parts of Asia. The difference is due to the population genetics, environmental factors and a combination of above factors.

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