Wednesday, January 19, 2011

How rare is CML?

How rare is CML? Recently released data from the National Cancer Institute states the following: Based on rates from 2005-2007, 0.16% of men and women born today will be diagnosed with CML at some time during their lifetime. This number can also be expressed as 1 in 635 men and women will be diagnosed with CML during their lifetime.

How is it possible that 2 men on my soccer team were diagnosed with it?  It just seems like something is wrong there...

1 comment:

  1. I wish I could offer a huge big hug for you Mandy, Cat might do it for me 8)...not that this is an answer, but I read on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society page that 60% of all CML cases are just white men...might have had some relevance to how such a thing could come to be in such a small group. My best wishes and thoughts got out to your fellow soccer mate. Go team Firefly!!!