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What is the average life expectancy for a person with acute leukemia?

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As of 2015, the overall five-year survival rate from the time of diagnosis for an individual with acute myeloid leukemia is 24 percent. The survival rate is most influenced by the subtype of acute myeloid leukemia present, according to the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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Factors that impact the prognosis for acute myeloid leukemia include the age of the patient, a history of blood disorder, whether the cancer is recurring, a history of chemotherapy and whether the cancer has spread to the central nervous system, reports the National Cancer Institute. Men are more likely than women to be diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, says Healthline.

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