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The American Cancer Society states that at least 20 percent of people with chronic leukemia have no symptoms at the time their cancer is diagnosed. 33 Leukemia Leukemia Is the Most Common Childhood Cancer Many types of cancer are far more prevalent than leukemia among the general population. But leukemia is the most common of all cancers from birth to age 19. 6% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% Percent *Expressed as a percent of all childhood cancers Source: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, “Leukemia Facts & Statistics,” July 1, 2009.

Edu. Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute is one of 40 National Cancer Institute–designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States and the only freestanding cancer hospital in the Midwest. “ Many people with acute leukemia can be cured. . Chronic leukemia can seldom be cured. ” —National Institutes of Health, “X-Plain Leukemia: Reference Summary,” April 16, 2008. gov. The National Institutes of Health is the United States’ primary agency for conducting and supporting medical research.

Edu. Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute is one of 40 National Cancer Institute–designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States and the only freestanding cancer hospital in the Midwest. “ Many people with acute leukemia can be cured. . Chronic leukemia can seldom be cured. ” —National Institutes of Health, “X-Plain Leukemia: Reference Summary,” April 16, 2008. gov. The National Institutes of Health is the United States’ primary agency for conducting and supporting medical research.

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