Indicator Report - Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Why Is This Important?Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is cancer that starts in the lymphoid tissue. Non-Hodgkin lymphomas can occur at any age and are often marked by enlarged lymph nodes, fever, and weight loss. There are many different types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which can be divided into aggressive (fast-growing) and indolent (slow-growing) types and can be classified as either B-cell or T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Some risk factors for developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma are older age, exposure to certain chemicals such as benzene, certain pesticides and herbicides, radiation exposure, weakened immune system, autoimmune disease, certain infections such as HIV, and obesity (www.cancer.org).
Data NotesAge-adjusted to U.S. 2000 population.
Data SourcesPopulation Estimates: Utah Governor's Office of Planning and Budget. The cancer data was provided by the Utah Cancer Registry, which is funded by contract N01-PC-35141 from the National Cancer Institute's SEER Program with additional support from the Utah Department of Health and the University of Utah.
DefinitionThe rate of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Utah per 100,000 population.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 07/30/2012, Published on 07/31/2012