The brighter outlook for young leukaemia sufferers is because they tend to have types of the disease which are easier to treat with chemotherapy.
Younger people can also generally be given more intense treatment, and the short-term side effects can now be managed effectively.
Around 2,500 people are diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in the UK each year.
The risk of developing it increases with age and it is most common in people over 65 years old.
More top news
Molly, a 10-year-old Jack Russell was found by police 200 miles from her home.
Unusually windy for the time of year with gales and big waves battering western coastlines.
Airbus have filed a patent for a supersonic aircraft that could travel from London to New York in an hour.