Different age limits for elderly patients with indolent and aggressive non-hodgkin lymphoma and the role of relative survival with increasing age.

BACKGROUND There is no consistent definition at what age patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) are considered "elderly." This might hamper well balanced decisions with respect to treatment. METHODS From a population-based NHL registry the age groups younger than 60 years, 60-64 years, 65-69 years, 70-74 years, and 75 years and older were analyzed in… (More)