Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) (all subtypes combined) is the fifth most common cancer in the UK (2014), accounting for 4% of all new cases. In males, it is the seventh most common cancer (4% of the male total), whilst it is the seventh in females (3%).[1-4]
In 2014 there were 13,605 new cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the UK: 7,514 (55%) in males and 6,091 (45%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 12:10.[1-4] The
For both sexes, the European
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (C82-C86), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2014
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||27.5||19.8||22.4||21.8||26.8|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||28.8||24.6||26.4||29.3||28.1|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||18.9||15.0||15.6||16.8||18.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||20.0||19.0||18.7||22.8||19.6|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||23.0||17.8||19.4||19.9||22.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||23.8||20.9||21.8||24.7||23.3|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
For non-Hodgkin lymphoma, there are few established risk factors therefore differences between countries largely reflect differences in diagnosis and data recording.
The term ‘non-Hodgkin lymphoma’ describes a large group of lymphoma subtypes, which differ substantially in their cellular origin and clinical behaviour. The subtypes can be broadly divided into B-cell lymphomas, T-cell lymphomas, and lymphoproliferative disorders not otherwise specified. B-cell lymphomas can be further divided into five main types: diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, marginal zone lymphomas, follicular lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, and Burkitt lymphoma. It is important to recognise the homogeneity of these subtypes when interpreting statistics on NHL as a whole. The Haematological Malignancy Research Network provides detailed incidence statistics for NHL subtypes.
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, June 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/previousReleases.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, May 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications/.
- Data were provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit, Health Intelligence Division, Public Health Wales on request, June 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, May 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/
About this data
Data is for UK, 2014, C82-C86
The term 'non-Hodgkin lymphoma' describes a large group of lymphoma subtypes, which differ substantially in their cellular origin and clinical behaviour. It is important to recognise the homogeneity of these subtypes when interpreting statistics on NHL as a whole.