This booklet provides information for Hodgkin lymphoma patients, their families and caregivers. Brief descriptions of normal blood and marrow and the lymphatic system are provided for background. The descriptions are followed by detailed information about Hodgkin lymphoma. The booklet also contains information about important considerations before and after treatment to help provide greater quality of life for Hodgkin lymphoma survivors.
Knowing the patient's subtype is important for making treatment decisions. There are two main Hodgkin lymphoma subtypes. About 95 percent of patients with Hodgkin lymphoma have classic Hodgkin lymphoma. The other main type is nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma.