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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Statistics

What are statistics? 

Statistics are numbers that are used to measure certain things. Some people use statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chance of recovery. Because no 2 people are alike, statistics can’t be used to predict what will happen to you. This is especially true for non-Hodgkin lymphoma because there are many types of this disease. The statistics below describe large groups of people. They don’t take into account your own risk factors. These may include your family history, behaviors, or not having cancer screenings. If you have questions, talk with your healthcare provider.

What are the statistics for non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

Here are some statistics about non-Hodgkin lymphoma:

  • About 74,680 people (includes children and adults) in the U.S. will be told they have non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2018.

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is 1 of the most common cancers in men and women. It accounts for about 4% of all cancer in the U.S.

  • The most common types seen in adults are different from those seen in children.

  • About 19,910 people will die of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2018.

Source: American Cancer Society

Online Medical Reviewer: Alteri, Rick, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Cunningham, Louise, RN
Date Last Reviewed: 5/1/2016
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