Standard screening test: NONE

  • An estimated 8200 new cases occur in Canada per year. It is the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canadian men (sixth in women). Between 2006 and 2010, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in children aged 0–14 was leukemia (32%), followed by cancers of the central nervous system (CNS) and lymphomas (19% and 11% respectively).
  • Mortality rates for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) have declined by more than 2% per year for both males and female since 2001. Decline in mortality may reflect recent improvements in treatment, such as immunotherapy (e.g., rituximab). In addition, the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in the late 1990s for HIV infection has resulted in a decline of aggressive forms of NHL attributable to HIV infection.

Additional facts & information:

5 Year Survival

  • Stage 0 – N/A
  • Stages 1&2 – 83%
  • Stage 3 – 74%
  • Stage 4 – 63%

About 65% of cases are diagnosed late, at stage 3 or stage 4.