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What is the survival rate for people with lymphoma?

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The overall five-year survival rate for people with non-Hodgkin lymphoma is 69 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. For people with stage I Hodgkin lymphoma, the five-year survival rate is more than 90 percent, while for people with stage IV Hodgkin lymphoma, it is 65 percent.

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Survival rates for those with lymphoma vary greatly depending on the particular characteristics of the individual, the stage of the cancer and the type of cancer. Hodgkin lymphoma is considered highly curable, and both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin survival rates are higher when the cancer is found and treated in its earlier stages. People younger than 60 have higher survival rates than those over 60, notes the American Cancer Society.

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