What Is the Prognosis of Leukemia?

Q:
What is the prognosis of leukemia?

A:
The prognosis of leukemia can vary a lot. It is based on the specific type and stage of leukemia you develop and your overall health. Your age can also affect your prognosis. The elderly is more likely to have higher mortality rates than younger adults and children. The 5-year survival rate for children with ALL remains at a very high level.

With current treatments, leukemia can be managed and cured. The 5-year survival rates of different types of leukemia have been risen in the last several decades, almost greater than fourfold. The 5-year survival rates of CML, CLL, AML and ALL, the four main types of leukemia, are approximately 66%, 83%, 27% and 71% respectively.

 

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