How does the incidence of Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease) vary by age?

Updated: Sep 12, 2018
  • Author: Bradley W Lash, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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The incidence of Hodgkin lymphoma varies with age, with a clear bimodal distribution that is consistent across most countries and studies. [27] The initial peak is in young adults (15-34 years) and older adults (>55 years). [28] There is also a difference in subtype based on age, with young adults having nodular sclerosing Hodgkin lymphoma (NSHL) and older adults tending to have MCHL


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