Hodgkin Lymphoma (Hodgkin’s Disease)

Hodgkin Lymphoma (Hodgkin’s Disease)

MSK medical oncologist, Ariela Noy, speaking with a female patient.

MSK medical oncologist Ariela Noy works closely with a team of experts to provide the best treatment for each patient.

Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin’s disease) is an uncommon form of lymphoma. It is distinguished by the presence of large abnormal tumor cells called Hodgkin Reed-Sternberg cells. Although Hodgkin lymphoma can occur in both children and adults, it is usually diagnosed in young adults between 20 and 34.

Read more about lymphoma in children or about non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Hodgkin lymphoma has two main subtypes: classical Hodgkin lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma. More than 90 percent of Hodgkin lymphoma patients have classical Hodgkin lymphoma.

There are four subtypes of classical Hodgkin lymphoma, including:

  • nodular sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma
  • mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma
  • lymphocyte-rich Hodgkin’s disease
  • lymphocyte-depleted Hodgkin’s disease

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