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Hodgkin lymphoma

Hodgkin lymphoma is caused by a change in the DNA of a B-cell lymphocyte. This mutation causes a large number of abnormal and oversized B cells to accumulate in the lymphatic system, and, over time, spread to other organs. It is not clear what causes DNA mutation.

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Although the trigger causes are generally unknown. various factors have been identified which lead to increased risk of developing Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). They include :

  • age
  • being male
  • family history of HL
  • previous infection with the Epstein Barr virus.

More Information about HL US NIH National Cancer Institute


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