Hodgkin lymphoma is a rare form of lymphoma characterised by a particular abnormal tumour cell - Reed Sternberg - not present in other forms of lymphoma. Over 62,000 people worldwide are diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma each year, of those 38,000 (60%) are male and 24,000 (40%) are female. Approximately 25,000 people worldwide die each year from this cancer.
Hodgkin lymphoma can occur at any age but it is most common in adolescents and young adults with over a third of all cases diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 30 years. Around 25 children (0-14 years) are diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma each year. Hodgkin lymphoma occurs more frequently in males than in females.
See the types of Hodgkin lymphomas.
See the treatment options for Hodgkin lymphomas