How Common Is Hodgkin Lymphoma?
- Hodgkin lymphoma represents about 11.7 percent of all types of lymphomas diagnosed.
- An estimated 9,060 new cases of Hodgkin lymphoma will be diagnosed in the United States in 2012.
- Incidence rates for Hodgkin lymphoma tend to be higher among males than among females.
Age and Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Older children and adolescents are more commonly diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma than younger children.
- 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.
Children and Hodgkin Lymphoma
- In 2005-2009, 1.3 in 100,000 young people under age 20 were diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma.
- In 2012, children and adolescents younger than 15 years will constitute 4 percent of all Hodgkin lymphoma cases expected to be diagnosed.
- Hodgkin lymphoma accounts for 7.6 percent of all childhood cancers.
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Friday, April 19, 2013