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. You will also learn some general information on surviving the disease. 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 6% of all childhood cancers. It is most common in teens between the ages of 15 and 19.

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 how many children survive this type of cancer are an estimate. The estimate comes from data based on children with this cancer in the United States each year. So, your own child’s risk may be different. Doctors cannot say for sure how long any child will live with Hodgkin lymphoma. Also, experts measure the survival statistics every 5 years. This means that the estimate may not show the results of better diagnosis or treatment available for less than 5 years. Learn more about understanding statistics.

Statistics adapted from the American Cancer Society's publication, Cancer Facts and Figures 2016, and the National Cancer Institute.

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