Aggressive Lymphoma in Children and Adolescents

  • Birte Wistinghausen
  • Birgit BurkhardtEmail author
Part of the Hematologic Malignancies book series (HEMATOLOGIC)


Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) account for 7% of childhood malignancies between the ages of 0 and 19 according to SEERS data from 2010 to 2014. NHL are rare in early childhood with an incidence of 7.3/106 children/year in the 1–4-year age group. By adolescence, the annual incidence rises with 14/106 children in the 10–14-year age range and 18.3/106 children in the 15–19-year age group. In addition, lymphoblastic leukemia accounts for another 20% of childhood cancers making malignancies of lymphatic origin the largest group of childhood cancers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pediatric Hematology-OncologyMount Sinai HospitalNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric Hematology and OncologyUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany

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