Abstract or Description

Lymphoma is a general term for a group of cancers that originate in the lymphatic system. The lymphomas are divided into two major categories: Hodgkin lymphoma and all other lymphomas, called non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), which is displayed on this map. The annual incidence of NHL in Maine has nearly doubled over the last 50 years. Although the reasons for this increase are not certain, it has been established that pesticides are a known risk factor.

Source Data Note

Farm data from North American Environmental Atlas (http://nationalatlas.gov/mld/agcensp.html), lymphoma data from National Cancer Institute (http://dceg.cancer.gov/cgi-bin/atlas/avail-data?site=nhl), rivers and streams data from Maine Office of GIS (http://megis.maine.gov/).


In Copyright



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.