What is the prevalence of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL)?

Updated: Mar 15, 2019
  • Author: Muhammad Rashid Abbasi, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). NHL represents approximately 4% of all cancer diagnoses and the American Cancer Society estimated that in 2019, 74,200 new cases will occur. [4]  MCL is relatively uncommon form of NHL, comprising 3-10% of NHL with an annual incidence of 0.5 to 1 cases per 100,000 population. The exact international prevalence of MCL is difficult to estimate because of the lack of uniform classification and procedures used for diagnosis.

Overall, whites are at higher risk of developing NHLs than blacks and Asian Americans . The male-to-female ratio is 3:1, and the age range at presentation is 35-85 years, with median age being 68 years.

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