Published in Cancer Weekly, June 10th, 1996
NHL incidence increased 73 percent between the years 1973 and 1991. This increase was greater than in all other cancers except prostate cancer in men, skin melanoma in both sexes, and lung cancer in women. The most dramatic rise has been seen in older persons.
A higher risk of developing NHL has been documented most consistently in patients with immunodeficiencies, whether they be inherited, medically induced (organ transplantation), or acquired (HIV/AIDS).
Recent studies also have suggested links to...
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