Hodgkin’s Disease and Local Extranodal Lymphoma
Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is one of three types of lymphoma. Cancer develops in the part of the immune system called the lymphatic system. Cancer cells develop in lymph nodes and they spread to neighboring lymph nodes and vessels. As the cancer progresses, it limits the body’s ability to fight infection. One quarter of non-Hodgkin lymphomas come from tissues other than lymph nodes; this is referred to as extranodal lymphoma.