New Cases Incidence
An estimated 8,830 people living in the United States (US) will be diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in 2011.
Incidence by Gender
- Incidence rates for Hodgkin lymphoma tend to be higher among males than among females.
- Among the 8,830 new cases of Hodgkin lymphoma in 2011, the disease will affect 4,820 males and 4,010 females.
Incidence by Age, Race and Ethnicity
- The incidence of Hodgkin lymphoma among children and adolescents under 20 years of age was 1.2 per 100,000 population in 2008 The incidence in this group has remained fairly consistent between 1975 and 2008, with the exception of a significant decrease in incidence in 1995 and 2005 (0.9 percent, each of these years).
- In children and adolescents younger than 20 years, lymphoma is the third most common cancer in children (Hodgkin lymphoma, 7.1 percent; non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), 6.5 percent).
- In children and adolescents younger than 20 years, lymphoma is most commonly diagnosed in non-Hispanic whites (2.64 per 100,000) and whites (2.44 per 100,000), followed by non-Hispanic blacks (2.43 per 100,000) and blacks (2.34 per 100,000) and Hispanics (1.96 per 100,000).
- In children and adolescents younger than 20 years, lymphoma is least commonly diagnosed among American Indian and Alaska Native children (0.69 per 100,000).
- Older children and adolescents are more commonly diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma than younger children.
- In 2011, children and adolescents younger than 15 years will constitute 4 percent of all cases of Hodgkin lymphoma expected to be diagnosed.
- Hodgkin lymphoma incidence rates are lower in adults in their middle years than in young adults. Incidence increases in people between 60 and 84 years.
- In the United States in 2011 there are 159,846 people living with Hodgkin lymphoma (active disease or in remission).
- The five-year relative survival rate for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma has increased dramatically from 40 percent in whites from 1960 to 1963 to 86.3 percent for all races from 2001 to 2007.
- Five-year relative survival rates are 92.8 percent for all patients who were younger than 45 years old at diagnosis.
Survival for Children
- The five-year relative survival is 96 percent for Hodgkin lymphoma in adolescents ages 15 to 19 years.
- Five-year relative survival is 95.6 percent for Hodgkin lymphoma in children and adolescents ages 0 to 14 years.
- Death rates have been declining for Hodgkin lymphoma patients since 1975.
- An estimated 1,300 members of the US population (760 males and 540 females) will die of Hodgkin lymphoma in 2011.
- In men, death rates for Hodgkin lymphoma have been declining by 2.3 percent per year, on average, since 1999.
- In women, death rates for Hodgkin lymphoma have been declining 2.6 percent per year, on average, since 1999.
Hodgkin lymphoma facts and statistics from Facts 2012.