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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


classical Hodgkin lymphoma  listen  (KLA-sih-kul HOJ-kin lim-FOH-muh)

  The most common type of Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a cancer of the immune system. Classical Hodgkin lymphoma is marked by the presence of a type of cell called the Reed-Sternberg cell.

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Reed-Sternberg cell; photograph shows normal lymphocytes compared with a Reed-Sternberg cell.