Gender Ethnicracial And Life Span Considerations

The peak incidence of NHL occurs later than with Hodgkin's disease, which is more common in men than in women and is a disease of the middle years. About 25% of cases develop in patients between ages 50 and 59. Maximal risk is between the ages 60 and 69. Small lymphocytic lymphomas occur in the elderly. Lymphoblastic lymphoma has a predilection for males younger than age 20. Follicular lymphomas are uncommon in the young and occur mainly in midadult life. Burkitt's lymphoma occurs in children and young adults. Whites have a higher risk than African Americans and Asian Americans.

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