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Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment (PDQ®)

  • Updated: 04/03/2014

Table 1. Incidence and Age Distribution of Specific Types of NHLa

 Incidence of NHL per million person-years 
Males Females
Age (y) <55–910–1415–19<55–910–1415–19
Other (mostly ALCL)

ALCL = anaplastic large cell lymphoma; DLBCL = diffuse large B-cell lymphoma; NHL = non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
aAdapted from Percy et al.[3]
bIn older adolescents, indolent and aggressive histologies (more commonly seen in adult patients) are beginning to be found.


  1. Percy CL, Smith MA, Linet M, et al.: Lymphomas and reticuloendothelial neoplasms. In: Ries LA, Smith MA, Gurney JG, et al., eds.: Cancer incidence and survival among children and adolescents: United States SEER Program 1975-1995. Bethesda, Md: National Cancer Institute, SEER Program, 1999. NIH Pub.No. 99-4649., pp 35-50. Also available online. Last accessed April 03, 2014.