Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL): Statistics

January 24, 2018

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL): Statistics 

What are statistics?

Statistics are numbers that are used to measure certain things. Some people use statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chance of recovery. Because no 2 people are alike, statistics can’t be used to predict what will happen to 1 person. The statistics below describe large groups of people. They don’t take into account a person's own risk factors. These may include family history, behaviors, or not having cancer screenings. If you have questions, talk with your healthcare provider.

What are the statistics for CLL?

Here are some statistics about CLL:

  • About 20,940 people will be diagnosed with CLL in 2018.

  • The average age of people at the time CLL is found is around 70. It is rarely found in people younger than 40.

  • About 4,510 people will die from CLL in 2018.


Source: American Cancer Society


January 24, 2018

Reviewed By:  

Alteri, Rick, MD,Cunningham, Louise, RN