Brian C. H. Chiu, PhD | Authors

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

June 01, 2015

This management guide covers the risk factors, screening, diagnosis, staging, and treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Cancer Management Chapter 27: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

March 12, 2010

The incidence rates of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in the United States have almost doubled between 1970 and 1990, representing one of the largest increases of any cancer. Although the overall incidence rates of NHL began to stabilize in the late 1990s, the temporal trends varied by histologic subtype. Some of this increase may be artifactual, resulting from improved diagnostic techniques and access to medical care, or directly related to the development of NHL in 25- to 54-year-old men with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. However, additional factors must be responsible for this unexpected increase in frequency of NHL that has been observed throughout the United States.