As of 2014, the average five-year survival rate of patients with acute myeloid leukemia is approximately 25 percent, states Cancer.Net. However, survival rates are impacted by many highly individual factors such as lifestyle, age and pre-existing biological factors.
The age at which a patient is diagnosed is a major factor when it comes to survival rates. Statistically, patients who are diagnosed in childhood or adolescence have a better chance of remission and a higher survival rate. Approximately 66 percent of patients diagnosed by the age of 14 survive five years or more, while 5 percent of those diagnosed after the age of 65 survive five years or more, according to Cancer Research UK.