Cancer specialists diagnose and develop treatment plans for Hodgkin lymphoma using the latest tests and procedures at the Abramson Cancer Center.
Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer of lymphocytes, which are white blood cells that circulate throughout the blood and bone marrow. Hodgkin lymphoma differs from non-Hodgkin lymphoma because it has a specific kind of abnormal lymphocyte called a Reed-Sternberg cell.
Hodgkin lymphoma is also known as Hodgkin's disease, although it is more accurate to refer to as Hodgkin lymphoma.
Hodgkin lymphoma is very treatable and highly curable with standard therapies such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Because Hodgkin lymphoma affects a younger population, our hematologist-oncologists also work closely with Penn Fertility Care to work with patients to preserve their fertility.
Every step of cancer treatment, from a cancer diagnosis and treatment, to forming a survivorship plan, comes with different needs and issues that should be addressed.
Oncology navigators are committed to making sure every patient experience is as comfortable as possible. They are experts in navigating complex health care situations and serve as a consistent point of contact and a reliable source for advice, support and direction for patients and families.