Hodgkin Lymphoma

Lymphomas are cancers that originate in white blood cells called lymphocytes. The two main types of lymphoma are Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). HL is the 26th most common cancer worldwide with 83,000 new diagnoses, according to Globocan 2020 estimates. 49,000 men were diagnosed, and 34,000 women were diagnosed. HL incidence rates vary globally, and Greece had the highest rate in the world, with the United States ranking #34.1

Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer

A few risk factors for Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) include:2

  • Age: HL is most common during early adulthood (ages 15-40) and in late adulthood (ages 55-65).
  • Gender: HL occurs more frequently in men than women.
  • Geography: HL is more common in North America and Northern European countries.
  • Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)
  • Family History
  • HIV Infection

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