• Question: what are the survival rates from leukemia?

    Asked by x9hayley4x to Jo, Mariam on 22 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Joanna Watson answered on 18 Jun 2010:

      I just checked on the Cancer Research UK website (a great place to look for cancer statistics) and it says that about 60% of people survive for at least one year after being diagnosed, about 40% are still alive 5 years after being diagnosed, and about 33% are still alive 10 years after being diagnosed.

      You can find out more about leukaemia here: http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/cancerstats/types/leukaemia/index.htm

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      Mariam Orme answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      The latest five year survival rates for leukaemia are 38% for men and 36% for women. That means that 38% of men and 36% of women who are diagnosed with leukaemia survive for at least five years after diagnosis.
      Cancer research UK have a really good website that you can take a look at to find out more about survival rates, and other statistics, if you’re interested: