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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 two people are alike, statistics can’t be used to predict what will happen to you. 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 Hodgkin lymphoma?

Here are some statistics about Hodgkin lymphoma:

  • About 8,260 people in the U.S. will be told they have Hodgkin lymphoma in 2017.

  • Hodgkin lymphoma can occur in adults and children. The risk is highest in early adulthood, especially in a person's 20s. The risk is also higher in older adults.

  • Treatment often works well, with about 80% of people surviving at least 10 years after being diagnosed.

  • About 1,070 people will die of Hodgkin lymphoma in 2017.

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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