Both diseases are relatively rare, but non-Hodgkin lymphoma is more common in the United States, with more than 70,000 new cases diagnosed each year, compared to about 8,000 for Hodgkin lymphoma. The median age of patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma is 60, but it occurs in all age groups. Hodgkin lymphoma most often occurs in people ages 15 to 24 and in people over 60. There are more than 60 distinct types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, whereas Hodgkin lymphoma is a more homogeneous disease.
NON-HODGKIN LYMPHOMA - KEY FACTS - Around 12,300 people were diagnosed with non Hodgkin lymphoma in the UK in 2009, that is around 34 people every day. Around 6 in 10 of all non Hodgkin lymphoma cases are diagnosed in people aged 65 and over. Find out more: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/cancerstats/keyfacts/non-hodgkin-lymphoma/
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