Epidemiology

In the UK, 13,682 people were diagnosed with NHL in 2015.[3] In the US, it was estimated that approximately 74,680 new cases of NHL and 19,910 deaths caused by NHL would occur in 2018.[4] In the US, 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, and 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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