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The major sites of lymphoid tissue are: Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are bean-sized collections of lymphocytes and other immune system cells. Lymph vessels: A network of tiny tubes a lot like blood vessels that connect lymph nodes and carry immune cells in a clear fluid called lymph. Lymph is collected from around the body and put into the bloodstream. The spleen is part of your immune system.

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HL is characterized by the presence of very large cells called Reed-Sternberg RS cells, although other abnormal cell types may be present. HL usually starts in the lymph nodes; however, it often spreads from one lymph node to another and can also spread to other organs. Hodgkin lymphoma, is less common than non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 9, new cases of Hodgkin lymphoma are projected each year. Although the cancer can occur in both children and adults, it is most commonly diagnosed in young adults between the ages of 15 and 35 and in older adults over age Common signs and symptoms of HL include swelling of the lymph nodes which is often but not always painless , fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, and lack of energy.

The lymph nodes often contain a lot of scar tissue. Lymphocyte Depletion: This aggressive type of HL characterized by a few normal lymphocytes with an abundance of RS cells. Lymphocyte-Rich: Characterized by the presence of numerous normal- appearing lymphocytes and classic RS cells.

Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin Lymphoma Subtypes Nodular Lymphocyte Predominant: This slow-growing type of HL is associated with abnormal B cells, which may be distributed in a nodular knot-like pattern within the tissues. To learn more about a specific type of lymphoma, select from the following menu: Select..

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