Lymphoma - Hodgkin - Childhood: Statistics

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 08/2015

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about the number of children and adolescents who are diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma each year. You will read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.

Hodgkin lymphoma makes up about 6% of all childhood cancers. The disease is most common in teens between the ages of 15 and 19, and it is less common in younger children.

The 5-year survival rate tells you what percent of children live at least 5 years after the cancer is found. Percent means how many out of 100. The 5-year survival rate of children with Hodgkin lymphoma is approximately 98%.

It is important to remember that statistics on the survival rates for children and adolescents with Hodgkin lymphoma are an estimate. The estimate comes from annual data based on children and adolescents with this cancer in the United States. Also, experts measure the survival statistics every 5 years. So the estimate may not show the results of better diagnosis or treatment available for less than 5 years. Patients and their parents should talk with their doctor if they have questions about this information. Learn more about understanding statistics.

Statistics adapted from the American Cancer Society's publication, Cancer Facts and Figures 2017, and the National Cancer Institute.

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