Proton Therapy for Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment
Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer of the immune system. It originates in cells within the part of the immune system known as the lymphatic system. Because lymphatic tissue is in many parts of the body, Hodgkin lymphoma can begin almost anywhere.
Located in the lymph nodes, Hodgkin lymphoma is most often found in children and young adults and compromises the body’s ability to fight infection. Although it can affect people of any age, most patients are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 35 and typically have a family history of lymphoma.
The risk factors of Hodgkin lymphoma include age, gender (males are more likely to develop it), family history, and previous Epstein-Barr infection.