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Glossary: classical Hodgkin lymphoma, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

classical Hodgkin lymphoma

(KLA-sih-kul HOJ-kin lim-FOH-muh)

The most common type of Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a cancer of the immune system. Classical Hodgkin lymphoma is marked by the presence of a type of cell called the Reed-Sternberg cell.

Reed-Sternberg cell; photograph shows normal lymphocytes compared with a Reed-Sternberg cell.

Reed-Sternberg cell. Reed-Sternberg cells are large, abnormal lymphocytes that may contain more than one nucleus. These cells are found in Hodgkin lymphoma.

2007-10-24

2008-01-03