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Hodgkin's Lymphoma

In Hodgkin's lymphoma, cells in the lymphatic system grow abnormally and may spread beyond the lymphatic system. As the condition progresses, it compromises your body's ability to fight infection and symptoms appear. Many symptoms may be similar to those of the flu, such as fever, fatigue and night sweats. Eventually, tumors develop.

Hodgkin's lymphoma is a rare type of lymphoma, accounting for less than 1 percent of all cancer cases in the U.S. It usually affects people between the ages of 15 to 35 and those older than 55.

Our Approach to Hodgkin's Lymphoma

UCSF delivers the most advanced treatment options for Hodgkin's lymphoma with care and compassion. Most patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma receive chemotherapy, radiation therapy or a combination of both. We also offer stem cell transplants to many patients with recurrent Hodgkin's lymphoma.

We are dedicated to discovering better treatments for lymphoma and other cancers through research. Interested patients may have the option to participate in clinical trials of potential new therapies. UCSF also offers many support services for our cancer patients and their families.

Awards & recognition

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    Among the top hospitals in the nation

  • Best in Northern California for cancer care (tie)

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.