General Leukemia Facts

General facts about leukemia and the devastating affect it has taken:

  • More than 3,000 children are diagnosed with leukemia every year.
  • More than 10% of all Americans diagnosed with leukemia are children.
  • Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children under the age of 20.
  • Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children.
  • At present there is no cure for leukemia.
  • The causes of most childhood cancers are unknown.
  • There are about 29,000 new cases of leukemia each year in the entire population of USA.
  • Sixty percent of leukemias are due to acute forms of leukemias, which signify rapidly progressing diseases.
  • About ten percent of all leukemias are diagnosed in children.
  • Leukemia accounts for nearly thirty percent of all cancers in children.
  • Seventy-five percent are acute lymphoblastic leukemias.
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) accounts for approximately 75% of the leukemia cases among children.
  • Children with Down Syndrome have an increased risk of developing leukemia.
  • Someone is diagnosed with leukemia or lymphoma every 5 minutes.

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