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Understanding lymphomas

Lymphomas are tumors of the lymphatic system caused by abnormal lymphocyte growth. Children’s Cancer Research Fund has made great strides in the study and treatment of both Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas in young people.

Learn more about both types of lymphoma:

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Hodgkin's Lymphoma

In Hodgkin's disease, a certain kind of cell — called the Reed-Sternberg cell — begins to reproduce uncontrollably. It is the overabundance of this specific kind of cell that distinguishes Hodgkin's lymphomas from non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. Read More

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a family of tumors that originates in the lymph system. Because lymph tissue is found throughout the body, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma can start almost anywhere - and spread to almost any organ, including the liver, spleen and bone marrow. Read More