Hodgkin's Lymphoma Incidence Rates

In medicine–in this case oncology–the "incidence rate" is the number of new disease cases that will occur in a given population.

According to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Hodgkin's Lymphoma represents about 11% of all lymphoma diagnoses. Approximately 8,000 cases (4,400 males and 3,820 females) of Hodgkin's Lymphoma are detected per year which represents less than 1% of all cancers. Nevertheless, this is a still a significant disease worldwide and incidents are on the rise.

Selected Hodgkin's Incidence Statistics

From The National Cancer Institute's SEER program. Numbers are based on cases diagnosed in 2002-2006 from 17 SEER geographic areas.

Median age at diagnosis: 64 years

3.0% were diagnosed under age 20; 7.5% between 20 and 34; 8.4% between 35 and 44; 13.7% between 45 and 54; 17.8% between 55 and 64; 20.4% between 65 and 74; 21.4% between 75 and 84; and 7.8% 85+ years of age.

Incidence Rates by Race/Gender

Men

  • All Races: 26.6 per 100,000 men
  • White: 27.7 per 100,000 men
  • Black: 21.2 per 100,000 men
  • Asian/Pac Islander 17.0 per 100,000 men
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: 12.9 per 100,000 men
  • Hispanic: 22.0 per 100,000 men

Women

  • All Races: 18.9 per 100,000 women
  • White: 19.8 per 100,000 women
  • Black: 14.5 per 100,000 women
  • Asian/Pacific Islander: 12.0 per 100,000 women
  • American Indian/Alaska Native 10.7 per 100,000 women
  • Hispanic: 16.5 per 100,000 women

More data can be found on the SEER page for Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

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