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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. []


Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 population.

Data Sources

  • Population Estimates: Utah Governor's Office of Planning and Budget
  • The cancer data was provided by the Utah Cancer Registry, which is funded by contract HHSN2612013000171 from the National Cancer Institute's SEER Program with additional support from the Utah Department of Health and the University of Utah

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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Content updated: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:03:28 MDT