Health Indicator Report of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
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).
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Age-adjusted Incidence by Year and Sex, Utah, 1990-2007
NotesAge-adjusted to U.S. 2000 population.
- Population Estimates: Utah Governor's Office of Planning and Budget
- The cancer data was provided by the Utah Cancer Registry, which is funded by contract HHSN2612013000171 from the National Cancer Institute's SEER Program with additional support from the Utah Department of Health and the University of Utah
Data Interpretation IssuesIncidence rates may vary from source to source. This may be due to having more or less updated information or using different population databases.
DefinitionThe rate of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Utah per 100,000 population.
NumeratorThe number of incidents of non-Hodgkin lymphoma among Utah population for a specific given time period (ICD-10: C82-C85).
DenominatorPopulation of Utah for a specific period of time.
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?The non-Hodgkin lymphoma incidence rate for Utah in 2007 was 19.2 per 100,000 population and the U.S. rate was 20.2 per 100,000 population during the same time period.
What Is Being Done?The Utah Leukemia and Lymphoma Society offers many services to those affected by these cancers such as educational information, support groups, advocacy and volunteer opportunities, treatment options, and research information. For more information visit www.leukemia-lymphoma.org.
Page Content Updated On 07/30/2012, Published on 07/31/2012