Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. There are two main types - Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

  • Hodgkin lymphoma

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

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

    In non-Hodgkin lymphoma, blood cells called lymphocytes become abnormal. It is the fifth most common cancer in the UK.

Diagnosing lymphoma

An image of Dr Marcus, a lymphoma specialist.

Diagnosing lymphoma

In this cancer information video, Dr Robert Marcus explains what lymphoma is and how it is diagnosed. Linda, who had non-Hodgkin lymphoma, talks about how she felt when she was told of her diagnosis.

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In this cancer information video, Dr Robert Marcus explains what lymphoma is and how it is diagnosed. Linda, who had non-Hodgkin lymphoma, talks about how she felt when she was told of her diagnosis.

About our cancer information videos

General information What is cancer?

Cancer is a disease of our cells. Sometimes cells go wrong and become abnormal. These cancer cells keep dividing to make more and more abnormal cells.

Lymphoma The lymphatic system

The lymphatic system is part of the immune system. To understand lymphoma, it helps to learn how the lymphatic system works.

Lymphoma What is lymphoma?

Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. The two main types are non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Hodgkin lymphoma.