Hodgkin’s disease represents approximately eight percent of all lymphomas, and is considered one of the most curable forms of cancer. The five-year survival rate is 81percent today; the survival rate in 1960 was only 40 percent. Learn more >
Hodgkin’s lymphoma, is a cancer that develops in the lymph system, part of the body’s immune system.
There are two kinds of lymphomas: non-Hodgkin’s and Hodgkin’s. Both types of lymphoma have similar symptoms and characteristics, which include swollen lymph nodes, fever, night sweats, weight loss.
To diagnose which type of lymphoma you may have, your physician may order a blood test. A pathologist will view the blood sample under a microscope to determine which white cells are behaving abnormally. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is distinguished by the presence of abnormal white blood cells called Reed-Sternberg cells.