Members of this group have had, or have, or have known someone, or know someone who has hodgkin’s lymphoma. As with any type of cancer, it is a difficult cancer to have.

Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system, which is part of the body’s germ-fighting immune system. In Hodgkin’s lymphoma, white blood cells called lymphocytes grow out of control, causing swollen lymph nodes and growths throughout the body.

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Signs and symptoms of Hodgkin's lymphoma may include: Painless swelling of lymph nodes in your neck, armpits or groin Persistent fatigue Fever Night sweats Losing weight without trying Severe itching Pain in your lymph nodes after drinking alcohol Information provided by: