Studies from the National Cancer Institute place the average life expectancy for people with leukemia at 72 years for men and 78 years for women. The National CML Society states that the life expectancy for those with leukemia is measured in decades, and even matches that of the general population.Continue Reading
Early estimates of those diagnosed with leukemia gave only 3 to 7 years of survival, according to the National CML Society.
Leukemia is a genetic disease with the vast majority of those diagnosed not showing a genetic link. The National CML Society states that one in 599 people are diagnosed with CML, with about 4,800 diagnosed each year in the United States. While there is not a cure for this type of cancer, it is very treatable.Learn more about Cancer
The average life expectancy for men is 76.4 years, while the average life expectancy for women is 81.2 years, according to USA Today, as of 2014. This is slightly less than the 2012 average life expectancy for men, which was 78.8 years, a record high. These figures are based on reports from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Full Answer >
As of 2015, doctors are unsure why specific people develop leukemia and others do not, states MedicineNet.com. However, doctors have identified several risk factors for the condition, including having a family history of leukemia and smoking.Full Answer >
A disease-free survival rate for people receiving a bone marrow transplant to treat acute myeloid leukemia is between 45 and 60 percent, according to the National Cancer Institute. However, reported disease-free survival rates after a bone marrow transplant to treat leukemia vary considerably from study to study.Full Answer >
A stereotype is something that is used inherently by all people to help them determine where a person, an experience or an object falls in the realm of life and can be a good thing when it helps people to separate men from women or a snake from a twig. Stereotyping is not always "wrong," and, in some cases, it is a natural part of life.Full Answer >