Hodgkin lymphoma: a disease in which malignant (cancer)
cells form in the lymph system
Hodgkin lymphoma is a type of cancer that develops in the
lymph system, part of the body's immune system; the lymph system protects the
body from foreign substances, infection, and diseases. There are two main types
of Hodgkin lymphoma: classical and nodular lymphocyte-predominant. Most people
with Hodgkin lymphoma have the classical type. With this type, there are large,
abnormal lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) in the lymph nodes called
Reed-Sternberg cells. Hodgkin lymphoma can usually be cured. Age, gender, and
Epstein-Barr infection can affect the risk of Hodgkin lymphoma. Signs include
swollen lymph nodes, fever, night sweats, and weight loss.
Learn about Hodgkin lymphoma, and find information on how
we support and care for people with Hodgkin lymphoma before, during, and after
The following information is from the National Cancer
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