Types of Hodgkin lymphoma

There are different types of Hodgkin lymphoma. It’s grouped using the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) lymphoma classification system:

Classical types

These are the most common types of Hodgkin lymphoma. There are four subtypes:

  • Nodular sclerosing
  • Mixed cellularity
  • Lymphocyte-depleted
  • Lymphocyte-rich.

Nodular lymphocyte-predominant type

This is a rare type of Hodgkin lymphoma. About 5% of all Hodgkin lymphomas diagnosed are this type.

Your doctors can tell which type you have by examining the cells under the microscope.

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The lymphatic system

To understand lymphoma, it helps to learn how the lymphatic system works.

What is cancer?

There are more than 200 different kinds of cancer, each with its own name and treatment.

What is Hodgkin lymphoma?

Hodgkin lymphoma is cancer of the lymphatic system. A specific type of white blood cell helps identify the disease.