How Does Hodgkin Lymphoma Develop?

Hodgkin lymphoma starts when an abnormal change to a white cell (called a lymphocyte) causes it to become a lymphoma cell.

  • Lymphoma cells grow and form masses, usually in the lymph nodes, located throughout our bodies in the lymphatic system.
  • Lymphoma cells can also gather . . . . . . in other areas of the body where lymphoid tissue is found.

Hodgkin lymphoma is distinguished from other types of lymphoma by the presence of Reed-Sternberg cells (named for the scientists who first identified them). Other cells associated with the disease are called Hodgkin cells.

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