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What groups does non-Hodgkin lymphoma most affect?

White males over the age of 60 are at greatest risk for developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The average age of diagnosis is 67, with only about two percent of diagnoses for people under the age of 20 and 75 percent of cases being diagnosed among those aged 55 or older. Among ethnic groups, non-Hodgkin lymphoma is most common among Caucasians, and least common among American Indians.

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