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Health Indicator Report of Leukemias

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood-forming cells. Leukemia starts in the bone marrow and then spreads to the blood. Not all leukemias are the same. Leukemias are divided into four main types based whether it is acute (fast growing) or chronic (slower growing) and whether it starts in myeloid cells or lymphoid cells. Leukemia occurs most commonly in older adults, but acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is the most common cancer in children.^1^ Some risk factors for developing some types of leukemia include smoking, environmental exposures to chemicals such as benzene, radiation exposure, prior cancer treatment, blood problems, viral infections, and genetics.[[br]] [[br]] ---- 1. []

Leukemia Number of Cases by Year, Utah, 2000-2020


Numbers include standard categories of Lymphocytic Leukemia, Myeloid Leukemia, Monocytic Leukemia, and Other Leukemia.

Data Source

Cancer data provided by the Utah Cancer Registry, supported by the National Cancer Institute (HHSN261201800016I), the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (NU58DP0063200), the University of Utah, and Huntsman Cancer Foundation

Data Interpretation Issues

Cancer diagnoses in 2020 may be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic due to the changes in health services and cancer screening accessibility.


The rate of leukemia (ICD-10: C91-C95) in Utah per 100,000 population.


The number of new leukemia cancers diagnosed among Utah population for a given time period (ICD-10: C91-C95).


Population of Utah for a specific period of time.

What Is Being Done?

The Utah Leukemia and Lymphoma Society offers many services to those affected by these cancers such as educational information, support groups, advocacy and volunteer opportunities, treatment options, and research information. For more information visit [].
Page Content Updated On 01/09/2024, Published on 04/24/2024
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