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Hodgkin lymphoma, previously called Hodgkin’s disease, is one type of lymphoma. Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. Lymphoma begins when cells in the lymphatic system change and grow uncontrollably, which may form a tumor.
About the lymphatic system