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Key Statistics for Hodgkin Lymphoma

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The American Cancer Society’s estimates for Hodgkin lymphoma in the United States for 2024 are:

  • About  8,570 new cases (4,630 in males and 3,940 in females)
  • About 910 deaths (550 males and 360 females)

Children and adults can develop Hodgkin lymphoma, but it's most common in early adulthood (especially in a person’s 20s). The risk of Hodgkin lymphoma rises again in late adulthood (after age 55). Overall, the average age of people when they are diagnosed is 39.

Hodgkin lymphoma is rare in children younger than 5 years old. But it's the most common cancer diagnosed in adolescents ages 15 to 19 years.

Incidence rates have declined by about 1% each year for Hodgkin lymphoma since the mid-2000s.

For statistics related to survival, see Survival Rates for Hodgkin Lymphoma by Stage.

Visit the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center for more key statistics.

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Our team is made up of doctors and oncology certified nurses with deep knowledge of cancer care as well as editors and translators with extensive experience in medical writing.

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2024. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2024.

Shanbhag S, Ambinder RF. Hodgkin lymphoma: A review and update on recent progress. CA Cancer J Clin. 2018;68(2):116-132.

Younes A, Carbone A, Johnson P, Dabaja B, Ansell S, Kuruvilla J. Chapter 102: Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In: DeVita VT, Lawrence TS, Rosenberg SA, eds. DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg’s Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology. 10th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2015.

Last Revised: January 19, 2024

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