Gender Ethnicracial And Life Span Considerations

ALL is the most common type of childhood leukemia; the majority of patients are under 10 years of age, with the peak age for children to develop ALL between 2 and 3 years of age. In children, AML is most common in the first 2 years of life and less so in older children. AML tends to increase in occurrence in the teen years, but most often strikes older people; the average age of a patient with AML is 65. Males are more susceptible to AML than are females, and the disease is more common in European Americans than in other Americans; more than twice as many European Americans as African Americans develop ALL.

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