Gender Ethnicracial And Life Span Considerations

Hodgkin's disease tends to strike in young adulthood from the ages of 15 to 38 and is more common in men than in women. When children get the disease, approximately 85% of the patients are male. There is also a bimodal incidence, with the first major peak being in young adults and the second peak later in life after age 50. Elderly people tend to have a more advanced disease at diagnosis and a worse prognosis for cure. Hodgkin's disease is more common among whites as compared with Asian Americans and African Americans.

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