How many people get non-Hodgkin lymphoma?
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) for 2014 are:
- About 70,800 new cases of NHL
- About 18,990 deaths from NHL
These numbers include both adults and children. This cancer is slightly more common in men than in women. A person's risk of getting NHL during his or her lifetime is about 1 in 50.
Although some types of NHL are among the most common childhood cancers, more than 9 out of 10 cases occur in adults. The types of NHL found in children are often very different from those seen in adults. For more information, see our document Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Children.
Last Medical Review: 08/27/2014
Last Revised: 10/01/2014