Hodgkin lymphoma

Hodgkin Lymphoma is a type of lymphoma that starts in the Lymphatic System. The lymphatic system helps the immune system get rid of waste and fight infections. Also called Hodgkin disease and Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

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To understand what Hodgkin lymphoma is, it helps to know about the lymph system (also known as the lymphatic system). The lymphatic system is part of the immune system, which helps fight infections and helps control the flow of fluids in the body.

The lymph system is made up of cells called lymphocytes, which is a type of white blood cell. There are 2 main types of lymphocytes:

B-lymphocytes (B-Cells): B-cells make proteins called antibodies to help protect the body from germs (bacteria and viruses). Hodgkin lymphoma usually starts in B-lymphocytes.

T-lymphocytes (T-cells): There are many types of T-cells. Some T-cells destroy germs or abnormal cells in the body. Other T-cells help boost or slow the activity of other immune system cells.

How Does Hodgkin Lymphoma
Start and Spread throughout the Body?

The tricky part here is that our Lymph tissue is scattered throughout our entire body, so Hodgkin Lymphoma can start almost anywhere. 

Lymph Nodes

Are bean-sized collections of lymphocytes and other immune system cells. They are found throughout the body, including inside the chest, abdomen (belly), and pelvis. It is important to note that lymph nodes are connected to each other by a system of lymphatic vessels.

Lymph Vessels

A network of tiny tubes (a lot like blood vessels) that connect lymph nodes and carry immune cells in a clear fluid called lymph. Lymph is collected from around the body and put into our bloodstream.


Is an organ that's under the lower ribs on your left side and is part of our immune system. The take away here is that the spleen makes lymphocytes and other immune system cells. Also it stores healthy blood cells and filters out damaged blood cells, bacteria, and cell waste.

Bone Marrow

Our bone marrow is the liquid, spongy tissue inside certain bones. New blood cells (including some lymphocytes) are made there.


The thymus is a small organ behind the upper part of the breastbone and in front of the heart. It's important for T-Lymphocyte development.

Adenoids & Tonsils

These are collections of lymph tissue in the back of your throat. They help make antibodies fight against germs that are breathed in or swallowed.

Digestive Tract

The stomach, intestines, and many other organs also have lymph tissue.

Different Types of Hodgkin Lymphoma

9 out of 10 cases of Hodgkin Lymphoma is referred to 'Classic Hodgkin Lymphoma.' 

The cancer cells in Classic Hodgkin Lymphoma are called Reed-Sternberg cells. These cells are usually an abnormal type of B-Lymphocyte. 

There are 4 types of Classic Hodgkin Lymphoma:

Nodular Sclerosis Hodgkin Lymphoma: This is the most common type of Hodgkin disease which accounts for about 7 out of 10 cases. This type of Lymphoma is most common in teens and young adults, but it can occur in people of any age. It tends to start in lymph nodes in the neck or chest.
Mixed Cellularity Hodgkin Lymphoma: This is the second most common type, found in about 4 out 10 cases. It's seen mostly in people with HIV infection but also can be found in children or the elderly. It can start in any lymph node but most often occurs in the upper half of the body.
Lymphocyte-Rich Hodgkin Lymphoma: This sub-type isn't common. It usually occurs in the upper half of the body and is rarely found in more than a few lymph nodes.
Lymphocyte-Depleted Hodgkin Lymphoma: This is a rare form of Hodgkin disease. It's seen mainly in older people and those with HIV infection. Relatively, it's more aggressive than other types of Hodgkin Lymphoma and likely to be advanced when first found. Often it is found in our lymph nodes in the abdomen (belly) as well as in the spleen, liver, and bone marrow.
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