What is Hodgkin lymphoma?
Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer that starts in lymphocytes. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and risks in our guide to Hodgkin lymphoma.
Risk factors for Hodgkin lymphoma
Risk factors for Hodgkin lymphoma include Epstein-Barr virus, family history and HIV infection. Learn about Hodgkin lymphoma risk.
Symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma
Symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma include swollen lymph nodes, itchy skin and unexplained fatigue. Learn about the symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma.
Diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma
Tests to diagnose Hodgkin lymphoma, such as lymph node biopsy, are done when symptoms or tests suggest a problem. Learn about diagnosing Hodgkin lymphoma.
Stages of Hodgkin lymphoma
Staging is a way of describing or classifying a cancer based on the extent of cancer in the body. The most common staging systems for Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) are the Ann Arbor and Lugano staging systems.
If Hodgkin lymphoma spreads
Cancer cells have the potential to spread from the lymph nodes to other parts of the body where they can grow into new tumours. This process is called metastasis. The tumours are also called metastasis (singular) or metastases (plural). Metastases are also called secondary tumours.
Prognosis and survival for Hodgkin lymphoma
People with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) may have questions about their prognosis and survival. Prognosis depends on unfavourable risk factors of HL.
Treatments for Hodgkin lymphoma
Treatments for Hodgkin lymphoma include chemotherapy, radiation and stem cell transplant. Learn about treatment plans and options for Hodgkin lymphoma.
Supportive care for Hodgkin lymphoma
Supportive care helps people meet the physical, practical, emotional and spiritual challenges of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). It is an important part of cancer care. There are many programs and services available to help meet the needs and improve the quality of life of people living with cancer and their loved ones, especially after treatment has ended.