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Leukemias / Lymphomas: Hodgkin Lymphoma

Alternate Names: Hodgkin disease, Hodgkin’s

What is Hodgkin lymphoma?

Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer that starts in the lymph system (part of the immune system) and causes affected lymph nodes to get larger. This cancer may spread to the spleen, liver, bone marrow or lungs.

Children are more likely to develop Hodgkin lymphoma if they:


How common is Hodgkin lymphoma?


What are the symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma?

If your child has Hodgkin lymphoma, the following symptoms may be present:


How is Hodgkin lymphoma treated?


What are the survival rates for Hodgkin lymphoma?

In general, five-year survival rates for Hodgkin lymphoma are very good:


Why choose St. Jude for your child’s Hodgkin lymphoma treatment?


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