#WorldStatisticsDay – Lymphoma Numbers

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According to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society:

  • Approximately every 3 minutes one person in the United States (US) is diagnosed with a type of blood cancer;
  • An estimated combined total of 156,420 people in the US are expected to be diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma in 2014;
  • New cases of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma are expected to account for 9.4 percent of the estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed in the US in 2014;
  • In 2014, there are expected to be 79,990 new cases of lymphoma diagnosed in the US (9,190 cases of HL, 70,800 cases of NHL);
  • There are an estimated 761,659 people living with, or in remission from, lymphoma in the US.
    • There are 177,526 people living with Hodgkin’s lymphoma;
    • There are 584,133 people living with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma;
  • The five-year relative survival rate for people with NHL has risen from 31 percent in whites from 1960-1963 (only data available) to 71.4 percent for all races in 2004-2010.

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