Types of Hodgkin lymphoma

There are two main types of Hodgkin lymphoma. Doctors can find out which type you have by examining some lymphoma cells under a microscope.

Classical Hodgkin lymphoma

This is the most common type of Hodgkin lymphoma. There are four sub-types:

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

These sub-types are all treated in the same way.

Nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (NLPHL)

This is a rarer type of Hodgkin lymphoma. NLPHL develops and is treated differently to classical Hodgkin lymphoma. Rarely, NLPHL can change into a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). If that happens, it is treated as NHL instead of Hodgkin lymphoma.

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