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How Common Is Hodgkin Lymphoma?

  • Hodgkin lymphoma represents about 11.8 percent of all types of lymphomas diagnosed.
  • An estimated 9,190 new cases of Hodgkin lymphoma will be diagnosed in the United States in 2014.
  • 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 2014, 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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last updated on Friday, September 12, 2014

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