CLL is more common in older people even though it can happen at any age. The average age of diagnosis is around 70. CLL is not common in people younger than 40 and is extremely rare in children. CLL is the most common type of leukemia in adults older than 19, accounting for 38% of all leukemia diagnoses.
The count of people who have died from CLL dropped by 3% each year between 2008 and 2017.
The survival rate for people having CLL varies according to the stage of the disease. The 5-year survival rate reveals what percent of people live at least five years after the cancer is found. The 5-year survival rate for people aged 20 and older having CLL is 86%.
It must be noted that statistics on the survival rates for people with CLL are just estimates and not the accurate numbers.