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Incidence of Hodgkin's disease

Hodgkin’s disease accounts for 1% of adult cancer and the incidence in the UK is 2.5 per 100,000 of the population. An interesting bimodal distribution in the presenting ages of patients has been found. Thus there is a first peak in incidence in young adults and then a lesser second peak in later life. There is a 1.4:1 male sex preponderance over females with the disease and almost three quarters of all cases have presented by 60 years of age.

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