Israel: World’s highest rate of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Although the prevalence of cancer among Israelis has declined in recent years, Israel is in first place among 20 countries in the rate of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – cancer derived from the type of white blood cell called lymphocytes and in second place in its death rate from the malignant disease.

This was one of the revelations at a Wednesday press conference by the Israel Cancer Association and the Health Ministry to mark World Cancer Day.

The number of new cases of cancers began to decline among Jewish Israelis in 2008 and Arab Israelis in 2010. The decline in deaths from malignancies has shown up in Jews since 1995 and in Arabs from 2007.


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