What is the difference between non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Hodgkin lymphoma?

Updated: Feb 23, 2021
  • Author: Mohammad Muhsin Chisti, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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NHL must be distinguished from Hodgkin lymphoma with certainty before therapy is initiated. Compared with Hodgkin lymphoma, NHL is much less predictable and has a far greater predilection to disseminate to extranodal sites.The prognosis depends on the histologic type, stage, and treatment.


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