Lymphoma

A cancer that invades the body's lymphatic cells, Lymphoma sufferers usually undergo a variety of treatments. Despite this, Lymphoma has one of the best survival rates out of all the cancers. Learn about various symptoms of Lymphoma and some of the treatments here.

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Lymphoma Prognosis and Survival Rates

The outlook for Hodgkin Lymphoma is very good. It is one of the most curable cancers. The five-year Hodgkin lymphoma survival rate after treatment is greater than 80% for adults and greater than 90% for children.

As a result of refinements in and more aggressive approaches to therapy, the outlook for NHL has improved significantly in the last few decades. The five-year survival rate after treatment is 63% for adults and up to 90% for children. The addition of immunotherapy to standard treatment for NHLs may further improve survival rates. Many people live with lymphoma in remission for many years after treatment.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma Survival rate

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma statistics table

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma - UK

Males

Females

Persons

Number of new cases (UK 2008)

 6,343

5,518

11,861

Incidence rate per 100,000 population*

17.7

12.8

15.1

Number of deaths (UK 2008)

2,391

2,047

4,438

Mortality rate per 100,000 population*

6.1

3.9

4.9

Five-year survival rate (patients diagnosed 2001-2006, England)

55%

56%

-

Ten-year survival rate (predicted survival for patients diagnosed 2007, England and Wales)

-

-

50.8%

*age-standardized to the European population