Lymphoma - Hodgkin: Statistics

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This year, an estimated 9,050 people (5,100 men and 3,950 women) in the United States will be diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. It is estimated that 1,150 deaths (660 men and 490 women) from this disease will occur this year. Hodgkin lymphoma affects both children and adults. It is most common in two age groups: ages 15 to 40 (particularly young adults in their 20s) and after age 55.

The one-year relative survival rate is the percentage of people who survive at least one year after the cancer is found. The one-year relative survival rate of patients with Hodgkin lymphoma is 92%. The five-year and ten-year relative survival rates are 85% and 80%, respectively.

Cancer survival statistics should be interpreted with caution. These estimates are based on data from thousands of people with this type of cancer in the United States, so the actual risk for a particular individual may be different. It is not possible to tell a person how long he or she will live with Hodgkin lymphoma. Because the survival statistics are measured in multi-year intervals, they may not represent 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 & Figures 2015, and the ACS website.

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