Trends in the Incidence of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in India


Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is the 11th most common cause of cancer incidence. It is most frequent in highincome countries, with rates more than twice those of middle - to low – income countries. It is usually fatal, witha 5 year survival rate of less than 35 percent. It is not a single cancer, but rather a wide group of cancers(including entities such as Burkitt’s lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma), each with a districtgeographical distribution, development path, age profile and prognosis. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is increasingin incidence world wide. On this background, in this paper an attempt has been made to study the trends inNon-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in various Indian populations in both sexes.