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What are The Types of lymphoma? There are many different types of lymphoma
depending on the type of lymphatic cells affected. Lymphoma is a form of cancer that affects
the immune system – specifically, it is a cancer of immune cells called lymphocytes,
a type of white blood cell. There are two broad types of lymphoma and many subtypes.
The two types of lymphoma are described as: Hodgkin’s or non-Hodgkin’s.
Lymphoma can occur at any age but is the most common cancer in young people. It is often
very treatable, and most people live for a long time after being diagnosed.
Use this page for comprehensive and easy-to-follow information about lymphoma – both non-Hodgkin’s
and Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Types of lymphoma
Hodgkin’s lymphoma can occur at any age, affects more men than women and the majority will
be completely cured. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is diagnosed when a special
type of cell, the Reed-Sternberg cell, is seen under the microscope.5
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma accounts for all the other types of lymphoma. These can be high
grade or low grade and the treatment and prognosis varies.