In Hodgkin's lymphoma, the cancer cells are usually an abnormal type of B lymphocyte, named Reed-Sternberg cells. There are many subtypes of Hodgkin's lymphoma, typed by differences seen under the microscope - but a very high percentage of cases are classed as 'classic' Hodgkin's.
Lymphoma Open Access aids information relate to Lymphatic cancers are classified by the type of immune cells affected. Lymphoma Open Access journals in which non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, B-cells and T-cells are affected - both being types of lymphocyte white blood cell with special roles in immunity. In the US, B-cell lymphomas are much more common than T-cell ones.
Last date updated on August, 2020