Hodgkin Disease Overview

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How many people get Hodgkin disease?

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for Hodgkin disease in the United States for 2013 are:

  • About 9,190 new cases of Hodgkin disease
  • About 1,180 deaths from Hodgkin disease

Both children and adults can get Hodgkin disease but it is most common in 2 age groups: early adulthood (ages 15 to 40, especially in a person’s 20s) and late adulthood (after age 55). About 10% to 15% of all cases are found in children and teens.


Last Medical Review: 02/05/2013
Last Revised: 02/07/2014