Leukemia survival rate by type
Patients with chronic leukemia might take a longer time to start treatment. Depending on the patient’s age, doctors may choose to adopt a “wait and see” approach. In some cases, older adults might not actually die because of leukemia but due to other causes. Conversely, acute leukemia requires a shorter but immediate treatment. There is a higher chance of relapse in acute leukemia and they have a lower survival rate.