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.