How Common Is Hodgkin Lymphoma?
- Hodgkin lymphoma represents about 11.8 percent of all types of lymphomas diagnosed.
- An estimated 9,290 new cases of Hodgkin lymphoma will be diagnosed in the United States in 2013.
- 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 2006-2010, 1.3 per100,000 young people under age 20 were diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma.
- In 2013, Hodgkin lymphoma will account for 4 percent of all cancers expected to be diagnosed in children and adolescents younger than 15 years.
- Hodgkin lymphoma accounts for 7.6 percent of all childhood cancers.
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Wednesday, September 04, 2013