Statistical Data on Leukemia ~ Leukemia is cancer and the form in the blood comes from bone marrow dysfunction tends to produce red and white blood cells abnormal at an increased rate. The four main types of leukemia are acute and chronic myeloid leukemia and acute and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The type of acute leukemia develops with an increased production of abnormal white blood cells that makes the body unable to fight infections; Red blood cells and platelets are insufficient and the organism suffers from bruising, bleeding and anemia. Chronic forms of leukemia are not as aggressive as they give normal cells time to regenerate.
Approximately 25,000 new cases of equal acute and chronic leukemia appear each ear. Most cases are adults and people over 60, but the acute lymphocytic leukemia is an increased rate in children. Each year, approximately 10,000 cases in adults are diagnosed as acute myelogenous leukemia, 8000 are chronic lymphocytic leukemia, 500 are chronic myelogenous forms and about 3500 are acute forms of lymphocytic leukemia. The other cases are unclassified types of blood cancer.
Men subjects cover about 56% of all new cases of leukemia in one year. Americans with European descent seem to be more affected by cancer than those of African descent; about 131 million new cases of cancer are detected in African Americans every year, but most of them are not related to blood cancers.
Americans with Indian or Hispanic are much more affected by leukemia than African Americans and 50% of cases are found in men. Minority groups like Caucasians are more affected by Leukemia forms than other ethnic groups such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean. descendants of European children show increased rate of susceptibility against African-American children.
Most new cancer cases occurred in children under 15 are of leukemia. People over 40 years or more are most affected by acute myeloid leukemia and type of secondary adult leukemia is chronic lymphocytic leukemia.