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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma statistics

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma Stats Doughnut

  • 12,783 people in the UK were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (all subtypes combined) in 2011.
  • There were 4,676 deaths from non-Hodgkin lymphoma (all subtypes combined) in the UK in 2012.
  • 63.4% of adult Non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients (61.5% of men and 65.7% of women) in England survived their cancer for five years or more in 2005-2009.


Stats, info and publications

See our Key Facts for a summary of the main stats and information.

See in-depth statistics for Incidence, Mortality, Survival, Risk factors and Diagnosis and treatment.

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The latest statistics available for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (all subtypes combined) are; incidence 2011, mortality 2012 and survival 2005-2009. Find out why these are the latest statistics available

The ICD codes for non-Hodgkin lymphoma are ICD-10 C82-C85.

Survival statistics give an overall picture of survival and (unless otherwise stated) include all adults (15-99) diagnosed, at all ages, stages and co-morbidities. The survival time experienced by an individual patient may be much higher or lower, depending on specific patient and tumour characteristics. If you are a patient, please see our CancerHelp UK pages

Specific questions and answers about some of Cancer Research UK's statistics and information and explanations on terminology used for statistics and reporting of cancer, and the methods used to calculate some of the statistics are also available. 


Cancer Research UK would like to thank the following people for their kind help and expert advice: Dr Alex Smith and Professor Eve Roman, Haematological Malignancy Research Network (HMRN, funded by Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research); Dr Hamish Ross, National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) haematology Site-Specific Clinical Reference Group (which is hosted by Public Health England); Dr Steven Oliver, Knowledge and Intelligence Team (Northern & Yorkshire) on behalf of the NCIN; Dr Russell Patmore, Queens Centre for Oncology and Haematology, Castle Hill Hospital; and Dr Debra Howell, HMRN. However, the contents are entirely the responsibility of Cancer Research UK. 

We would also like to acknowledge the essential work of the National Cancer Registration Service (part of Public Health England) and the Office for National Statistics in England, and the cancer registries in the United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Cancer Registries, without which there would be no data. Population-based cancer data has been collected in most regions of the UK since the early 1960s, and without this cancer registration system there would be no incidence or survival statistics.

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Updated: 8 September 2014