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Acute myelogenous leukemia statistics

It can take several years to collect and confirm cancer data, so the number of new cancer cases and deaths from recent years may not be available for some time. The most recent data available are provided below.

Incidence and mortality

Incidence is the total number of new cases of cancer. Mortality is the number of deaths due to cancer. These leukemia statistics include ages 15 and older.

The most recent incidence statistics for acute myelogenous leukemia are from 2013:

  • 1,255 Canadians were diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia.
  • 710 men were diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia.
  • 540 women were diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia.

The most recent mortality statistics for acute myelogenous leukemia are from 2012:

  • 968 Canadians died from acute myelogenous leukemia.
  • 536 men died from acute myelogenous leukemia.
  • 432 women died from acute myelogenous leukemia.

For more information about cancer statistics, go to the Canadian Cancer Statistics publication.

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