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How Common is Lymphoma?

Lymphoma is:

  • The most common blood cancer being more common than both Leukaemia and Multiple Myeloma
  • The most common cause of blood cancer death
  • 5th most common cause of cancer in Australia
  • Causes 11% of childhood cancers
  • Lymphoma is ranked 4th in terms of cost to the community with years of active life lost
  • Rates of most lymphomas have been increasing 4% per year. Over the last 20 years the number of cases in Australia has doubled
  • Lymphoma is one of the fastest growing cancers in the western world. Unlike lung cancer and melanoma the cause is not known