Epidemiology

In the UK, there were 14,065 new cases of NHL in the 2-year period between 2015 and 2017.[3] In the US, it is estimated that approximately 74,200 new cases of NHL and 19,970 deaths caused by NHL will have occurred in 2019.[4] NHL is estimated to be the seventh most commonly diagnosed cancer, and the ninth leading cause of cancer-related death.[4] It is more common in males than in females.[4] It is also more common in white people than in black or Hispanic people. NHL is less common in Asian populations, in whom the T-cell subtype is more prevalent. The incidence of lymphomas increases with age. They are uncommon before age 50 years. First-degree relatives of patients with NHL are at approximately 1.7-times increased risk of developing NHL.[5]

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