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    What is the incidence of leukaemia in Australia?

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    Established in Queensland in 1975, the Leukaemia Foundation is the only national organisation dedicated to the care and cure of patients and families living with … View Profile

    In 2007 in Australia, around 2936 people, including 250 children (0-14 years) are expected to be diagnosed with leukaemia*. The most common types of leukaemia in adults are CLL and AML. ALL is the most common type of leukaemia in children, and the most common type of childhood cancer.

    *Sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Australian Associated Cancer Registry (2004) Cancer in Australia 2001
    AIHW (2005) Cancer Incidence Projections for Australia 2002 - 2011

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