About Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Shareable Guide for Patients, Family and Friends

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About Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Shareable Guide for Patients, Family and Friends


Hodgkin lymphoma—formerly known as Hodgkin's disease—is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system.

  • Abnormal cells in the lymphatic system may spread elsewhere in the body. As the disease progresses, it limits the body's ability to fight infection.
  • It is important not to confuse Hodgkin lymphoma with another type of lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is far more common and treated differently as a chronic condition. 
  • The good news about Hodgkin lymphoma is that advances in diagnosis and treatment have helped give people the chance for a full recovery.  And new breakthrough second-line medicines and combinations are giving new hope to patients who do not respond to initial treatment.


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A diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma can be overwhelming for the entire family. Open discussion between family members, health professionals and patients can help ensure the best care. We encourage you to join our community and to check out our brief videos to find the most up-to-date information from leading experts about support, new treatments, clinical trials, communication, financial issues and much more.

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Hodgkin Lymphoma Videos and Transcripts

Newly Diagnosed With Hodgkin Lymphoma: Questions to Ask My Doctor

If you are newly diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, the diagnosis can become overwhelming. Dr. Burke breaks down questions to discuss with your doctor and gives resource info.


What Are Common Symptoms of Hodgkin Lymphoma?

How does Hodgkin lymphoma present itself in the body? What if an accurate diagnosis isn’t made right away? Tune in to hear renowned experts Dr. Andrew Evens and Dr. Joshua Brody discuss symptoms, progression and diagnosis.


What Should Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients Know About Survivorship?

What does a survivorship care plan look like for Hodgkin lymphoma patients? Watch as Dr. Joshua Brody and Dr. Andrew Evens share long-term considerations for survivors, post-treatment risk factors and more.


What Role Does Genetic Testing Play in Hodgkin Lymphoma Care?

Is it important for Hodgkin lymphoma patients to undergo genetic testing at diagnosis? Watch as Dr. Joshua Brody and Dr. Andrew Evens discuss genomic changes that may occur and how they change the course of care.


What Is the Treatment Strategy for Relapsed/Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients?

What happens if a Hodgkin lymphoma patient relapses after frontline therapy? Listen as expert Dr. Joshua Brody shares advances in treatment for relapsed/refractory disease announced at ASH 2018.


A Hodgkin Lymphoma Patient Shares His Clinical Trial Experience

Hodgkin lymphoma patient George Florentine describes his experience with a clinical trial.


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Page last updated on June 13, 2019