Some people use statistics to try to figure out their chances of getting leukemia. Or they use them to try to figure out their chance of being cured or how long they will survive. However, statistics only show what happens to large groups of people. Because no 2 people are alike, you can't use statistics to predict what might happen to you.
These statistics about leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are from the American Cancer Society:
About 48,610 people will be told they have leukemia in 2013.
About 14,590 people will be diagnosed with AML this year. Most of those people will be adults.
The average age of a person with AML is about 66.
AML is a little more common in men than in women.
About 10,370 people will die of AML in 2013. Almost all will be adults.