Five-year survival for non-Hodgkin lymphoma tops 71%


The overall 5-year survival rate for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is 71.4%, according to the National Cancer Institute.

That number falls neatly into the middle of the range for survival by stage at diagnosis, with stage I (81.8%) and stage II (75.3%) disease on the high side and stage III (69.1%) and stage IV (61.7%) on the low side, the most recent data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program show. Five-year survival for NHL of unknown stage at diagnosis is 76.4%.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma: 5-year survival by stage at diagnosis
The SEER data from 2008-2014 also show that the largest proportion of NHL cases at diagnosis is stage IV (34%), followed by stage I (25%), stage III (16%), stage II (14%), and unstaged (11%), the NCI said.

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