What Is Lymphoma?

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4. Epidemiology for Hodgkin Lymphoma

In the United States, the National Cancer Institute has reported that the rates of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) have decreased over the last 10 years. As of 2010-2014, the adjusted incidence has been reported to be 2.6 cases per 100,000 individuals. In Europe, the incidence mirrors the US. In the United Kingdom, estimates show a crude incidence rate of 3.3 cases per 100,000 individuals. Generally, it has been observed that the incidence of HL is higher among males compared to females.

This is most apparent in the pediatric population where 85% of HL cases affect boys. The lowest incidence of HL is found to be among Pacific Islanders and Asians. Age-wise, there seems to be a clear bimodal distribution with the incidences of HL peaking in the ages of 15 to 34 years old and those above the age of 55 years old.


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