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Hodgkin lymphoma Key Stats

Hodgkin Stats DoughnutKey messages on incidence, survival, mortality, risk factors (causes) and a summary table of the statistics for Hodgkin lymphoma are given here.

More comprehensive information and statistics for Hodgkin lymphoma is here: incidence, survival, mortality and risk factors (causes).

The latest statistics available for Hodgkin lymphoma cancer are; incidence 2011, mortality 2012, and survival 2010-2011. Source years are specified in the statistics table. Find out why these are the latest statistics available.

How common is Hodgkin lymphoma?

Read more in-depth Hodgkin lymphoma incidence statistics.

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How many people die from Hodgkin lymphoma?

Read more in-depth Hodgkin lymphoma mortality statistics.

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How many people survive Hodgkin lymphoma?

  • Overall, 8 in 10 people diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma now survive their disease for at least ten years.
  • Ten-year survival for Hodgkin lymphoma has increased by 33 percentage points in the last forty years.
  • Ten-year survival for Hodgkin lymphoma ranks 4th highest out of 20 common cancers in England and Wales.

Read more in-depth Hodgkin lymphoma survival statistics.

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What are the main causes of Hodgkin lymphoma?

  • A person’s risk of developing Hodgkin lymphoma depends on many factors, including age, genetics, and exposure to risk factors (including some potentially avoidable lifestyle factors).
  • Evidence on Hodgkin lymphoma risk factors is limited, mainly because this cancer is relatively rare and comprises many subtypes.
  • Epstein-Barr virus is the main potentially avoidable risk factor for Hodgkin lymphoma, linked to an estimated 45% of Hodgkin lymphoma cases in the UK.
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes Hodgkin lymphoma.
  • Problems with the immune system, overweight and obesity, and smoking may relate to higher Hodgkin lymphoma risk.

Read more in-depth Hodgkin lymphoma risk factors.

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Hodgkin lymphoma statistics table

HODGKIN LYMPHOMA STATISTICS Males Females Persons Country Year3
Number of new cases per year 1,048 797 1,845 UK 2011
Incidence rate per 100,000 population1 3.2 2.3 2.8
Number of deaths per year 175 153 328 UK 2012
Mortality rate per 100,000 population1 0.4 0.3 0.4
One-year net survival2 90.7% 92.2% 91.4% England & Wales 2010-2011
Five-year net survival2 84.2% 86.0% 85.0% England & Wales 2010-2011
(predicted)
Ten-year net survival2 78.5% 82.9% 80.4%

1. European age-standardised    2. Adults diagnosed    3. Latest statistics available

More detailed Hodgkin lymphoma statistics can be found using these links: incidence, survival, mortality and risk factors.

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Updated: 28 November 2014