More about lymphoma
Hodgkin’s lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are cancers of the immune system that occur in the white blood cells known as lymphocytes. Lymphocytes help fight off germs and bacteria, thus helping to strengthen the immune system. The main difference between the two cancers is in a specific lymphocyte known as Reed-Sternberg cell. If Reed-Sternberg cell is present, the cancer is identified as Hodgkin’s lymphoma. If it is not present, the cancer is identified as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.