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To help you better understand survival rates, think in terms of people, not percentages. Each of these 100 circles represents someone diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The 67 yellow circles signify people who lived for at least five years after diagnosis. The 33 purple circles illustrate the number of people who died within five years of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosis. If you've been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, keep in mind that this number doesn't necessarily represent your individual chances of achieving remission or surviving for five years. The survival rate includes people of all ages, all stages and all types of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.