Lymphoma – Hodgkin

The lymphatic system is designed to help fight infection and to keep the blood clean. Lymphoma is a cancer that occurs within the lymphatic system and consists of two types, known as Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Hodgkin Lymphoma is typically marked by a type of cancerous B-cell called Reed-Sternberg cells, and mostly occurs within the lymph nodes with possible spreading to the bones, lungs, and liver, among other areas. Identifying the specific type of Hodgkin Lymphoma is important to determine proper treatment. Approximately 95% of cases are classified as Classic Hodgkin Lymphoma (Chl), of which there are further subtypes. The other, rarer type is frequently seen in younger individuals and is known as Nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma.