The overall survival rate of non-Hodgkin lymphoma after five years is greater than 60 percent, notes the National Cancer Institute. Less aggressive forms of the disease offer a better prognosis, with a median survival rate of as long as 20 years.
Of the 71,850 people expected to be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2015, it is anticipated that around 19,790 of them will die from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. This figure represents approximately 11,480 men and 8,310 women.
The chance of the average American developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma at some point in life is 1 in 50, notes the American Cancer Society. Diagnoses of non-Hodgkin lymphoma account for around 4 percent of all cancer diagnoses in the United States.