How does the incidence of Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease) vary by sex and race?

Updated: Sep 12, 2018
  • Author: Bradley W Lash, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Hodgkin lymphoma incidence rates in the United States vary by race and sex. In general, incidence is higher in males than in females. The sex predilection is most pronounced in children, with 85% of cases affecting boys. [22] The lowest incidence is found in Asians and Pacific Islanders. [22]


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