What Are the Key Statistics About Lymphoma of the Skin?

The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for all types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in the United States for 2017 are:

  • 72,240 new cases of NHL (40,080 in men; 32,160 in women)
  • 20,140 deaths from NHL (11,450 in men; 8,690 in women)

Lymphomas of the skin are uncommon, accounting for only about 5% of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas. The rate of skin lymphomas has been rising over the past few decades, although it seems to have leveled off in recent years. The reasons for this are not known.

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Last Medical Review: August 4, 2014 Last Revised: January 6, 2017

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