Key Statistics for 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 2020 are:

  • 77,240 new cases of NHL (42,380 in men and 34,860 in women)
  • 19,940 deaths from NHL (11,460 in men and 8,480 in women)

However, lymphomas of the skin are uncommon, accounting for only about 4% 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.

Survival rates for skin lymphomas can vary a great deal, depending on the type of lymphoma, how advanced it is, and how well it responds to treatment.

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American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2020. Atlanta, Ga: American Cancer Society; 2020.

Querfeld C, Rosen ST. Chapter 107: Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and cutaneous B-cell lymphoma. In: Niederhuber JE, Armitage JO, Dorshow JH, Kastan MB, Tepper JE, eds. Abeloff’s Clinical Oncology. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa. Elsevier: 2014.

Last Medical Review: March 29, 2018 Last Revised: January 8, 2020

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