Epidemiology

HL is an uncommon malignancy. In the UK, there were 2086 new cases of HL between 2014 and 2016.[5] In the US, it is estimated that 8100 new cases will be diagnosed in 2019, with approximately 1000 deaths.[6] The age-adjusted incidence rate in the US between 2012 and 2016 was 2.7/100,000 people per year.[6] Median age at diagnosis is 39 years; the risk of HL is higher in men than women.[6] In the US, white people, black people, and non-Hispanic people have a similar risk (which is higher than other racial/ethnic groups including Asians/Pacific Islanders, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Hispanic people).[6]

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