Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

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Chronic lymphocytic 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 chronic lymphocytic leukemia are from 2013:

  • 2,395 Canadians were diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
  • 1,470 men were diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
  • 940 women were diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

The most recent mortality statistics for chronic lymphocytic leukemia are from 2012:

  • 655 Canadians died from chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
  • 392 men died from chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
  • 263 women died from chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

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

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