Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Overview

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What Is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma? TOPICS

How many people get non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) for 2015 are:

  • About 71,850 new cases of NHL
  • About 19,790 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.

Last Medical Review: 08/27/2014
Last Revised: 01/06/2015