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About Hodgkin Lymphoma

  • 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 treatment.

    The following information is from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

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