Hodgkin Lymphoma

What is it?

The lymphatic system is part of the immune system and is a network of vessels that runs throughout the body.

Hodgkin Lymphoma tends to affect the lymph nodes in the head and neck while Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma can affect any lymph node or related tissue.

9 out of 10 children now survive this type of cancer, which is treated with chemotherapy and sometimes radiotherapy. However, a course of treatment may last for years.

Who does it affect?

Lymphomas account for about 10% of all childhood cancers in the UK and start in the lymphatic system.

Around 60 children each year receives a diagnosis of Hodgkin Lymphoma, in the UK. While it can affect children of all ages, it occurs more often in the 10-14 year age group, affecting more boys than girls.

Find out more

You can read more about the types of Hodgkin Lymphoma and it’s treatment.

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