Hodgkin lymphoma statistics

Cases

New cases of Hodgkin lymphoma, 2014-2016 average, UK

Deaths

Deaths from Hodgkin lymphoma, 2015-2017, UK.

Survival

Survive Hodgkin lymphoma for 10 or more years, 2010-11, England and Wales

Prevention

Hodgkin lymphoma cases are preventable, UK, 2015

 

  • There are around 2,100 new hodgkin lymphoma cases in the UK every year, that's nearly 6 every day (2014-2016).
  • Hodgkin lymphoma is not among the 20 most common cancers in the UK, accounting for less than 1% of all new cancer cases (2016).
  • In females in the UK, hodgkin lymphoma is not among the 20 most common cancers, with around 880 new cases in 2016.
  • In males in the UK, hodgkin lymphoma is the 19th most common cancer, with around 1,200 new cases in 2016.
  • Incidence rates for Hodgkin lymphoma in the UK are highest in people aged 75 to 79 (2014-2016).
  • Since the early 1990s, Hodgkin lymphoma incidence rates have increased by more than a third (36%) in the UK. Rates in females have increased by around two-fifths (41%) and rates in males have increased by a third (33%).
  • Over the last decade, Hodgkin lymphoma incidence rates have increased by more than a fifth (22%) in the UK. Rates in females have increased by around a fifth (21%), and rates in males have increased by more than a fifth (22%).
  • Most Hodgkin lymphoma cases are diagnosed at an early stage.
  • Incidence rates for Hodgkin lymphoma are projected to rise by 5% in the UK between 2014 and 2035, to 4 cases per 100,000 people by 2035.
  • Hodgkin lymphoma in England is more common in males living in the most deprived areas. There is no association for females.
  • Hodgkin lymphoma is as common in White, Asian and Black people.
  • An estimated 21,600 people who had previously been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma were alive in the UK at the end of 2010.

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  • There are around 330 hodgkin lymphoma deaths in the UK every year, that's around 1 every day (2015-2017).
  • Hodgkin lymphoma is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death in the UK, accounting for less than 1% of all cancer deaths (2017).
  • In females in the UK, hodgkin lymphoma is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death, with around 160 deaths in 2017.
  • In males in the UK, hodgkin lymphoma is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death, with around 180 deaths in 2017.
  • Mortality rates for Hodgkin lymphoma in the UK are highest in people aged 80 to 84 (2015-2017).
  • Since the early 1970s, Hodgkin lymphoma mortality rates have decreased by around seven-tenths (71%) in the UK. Rates in females have decreased by around seven-tenths (69%), and rates in males have decreased by almost three-quarters (73%).
  • Over the last decade, Hodgkin lymphoma mortality rates have remained stable in the UK. Rates in females have remained stable, and rates in rates in males have remained stable.
  • Mortality rates for Hodgkin lymphoma are projected to fall by 26% in the UK between 2014 and 2035, to 1 deaths per 100,000 people by 2035.
  • Hodgkin lymphoma deaths in England are more common in males living in the most deprived areas. There is no association for females.

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  • 8 in 10 (80%) people diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in England and Wales survive their disease for ten years or more (2010-11).
  • Almost 9 in 10 (85%) people diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in England and Wales survive their disease for five years or more (2010-11).
  • Around 9 in 10 (91%) people diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in England and Wales survive their disease for one year or more (2010-11).
  • Hodgkin lymphoma survival is higher in women than men.
  • Hodgkin lymphoma survival in England is higher for people diagnosed aged under 40 years old (2009-2013).
  • 95% of people in England diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma aged 15-39 survive their disease for five years or more, compared with more than a quarter of people diagnosed aged 80 and over (2009-2013).
  • Hodgkin lymphoma survival is improving and has increased in the last 40 years in the UK.
  • In the 1970s, almost half of people diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma survived their disease beyond ten years, now it's 8 in 10.
  • Five-year relative survival for Hodgkin lymphoma in men is similar to the European average in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • Five-year relative survival for Hodgkin lymphoma in women is below the European average in England but similar to the European average in Wales and Scotland.

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  • A person’s risk of developing cancer depends on many factors, including age, genetics, and exposure to risk factors (including some potentially avoidable lifestyle factors).
  • 1 in 360 UK males and 1 in 505 UK females will be diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in their lifetime.
  • 40% of Hodgkin lymphoma cases in the UK are preventable.
  • 40% of Hodgkin lymphoma cases in the UK are caused by infections.

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  • 'Two-week wait' is the most common route to diagnosing Hodgkin lymphoma.
  • ‘Two-week wait’ and ’31-day wait’ standards are met by all countries, and ‘62-day wait’ is not met by any country for haematological cancers.

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