Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL)
Is a cancer that affects the lymphatic system, which is part of the body's immune system
Is one of the most curable forms of cancer
Is named for Dr. Thomas Hodgkin who, in 1832, described several cases of people with symptoms of a cancer involving the lymph nodes. The disease was called "Hodgkin's disease" until it was officially renamed "Hodgkin lymphoma" in the late 20th century.
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)
Is a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system
Generally develops in the lymph nodes and lymphatic tissues. In some cases, NHL involves bone marrow and blood.
Isn't just one disease–it's actually a diverse group of blood cancers that share a single characteristic in how they develop.
NHL has many different subtypes, which are either indolent (slow growing) or aggressive (fast growing).