Lymphoma - Hodgkin - Childhood: Statistics

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

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many children and adolescents are diagnosed with this type of lymphoma each year and some general survival information. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

Hodgkin lymphoma accounts for about 3% of all cancers diagnosed in children under age 15 in the United States and 15% of all cancers diagnosed in adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19. It is the eighth most common type of cancer diagnosed in children and the most common cancer diagnosed in adolescents. This year, an estimated 380 children and 800 adolescents in the United States will be diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma.

The five-year survival rate is the percentage of people who survive at least five years after the cancer is found. The five-year survival rate of children with Hodgkin lymphoma is approximately 97%.

Cancer survival statistics should be interpreted with caution. These estimates are based on data from thousands of children and adolescents with this type of cancer, but the actual risk for a particular individual may differ. It is not possible to tell a person how long he or she will live with childhood Hodgkin lymphoma. Because the survival statistics are measured in five-year intervals, they may not represent recent advances made in the treatment or diagnosis of this cancer. Learn more about understanding statistics.

Statistics adapted from the American Cancer Society's (ACS) publication, Cancer Facts and Figures 2015 and the ACS website.

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