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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.^1^ [[br]] [[br]] ---- 1. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Risk Factors. Cancer.org. [https://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-hodgkin-lymphoma/causes-risks-prevention/risk-factors.html]. Accessed December 20, 2017.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Number of Cases by Year, Utah, 2000-2016

Data Source

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 Issues

Incidence rates may vary from source to source. This may be due to having more or less updated information or using different population databases.

Definition

The rate of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Utah per 100,000 population.

Numerator

The number of incidents of non-Hodgkin lymphoma among Utah population for a specific given time period (ICD-10: C82-C85).

Denominator

Population of Utah for a specific period of time.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

For years 2011-2015 (the most recent available data) the U.S. non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer age-adjusted incidence rate was 18.9 per 100,000 compared with the Utah rate of 18.5 per 100,000.^2^[[br]] [[br]] ---- 2. National Cancer Institute. (2019). State Cancer Profiles: Utah. Accessed on June 24, 2019 from [https://statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov/quick-profiles/index.php?statename=utah].

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 [https://www.lls.org/utah].
Page Content Updated On 06/24/2019, Published on 07/08/2019
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Content updated: Mon, 8 Jul 2019 13:40:18 MDT