Hodgkin’s disease (HD) is a class of lymphoma, which is a blood cancer that begins in the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system supports the immune system to take rid of waste and fight diseases. HD is also called Hodgkin infection, Hodgkin lymphoma, and Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
HD starts in white blood cells that support defend you from bacteria and infections. These white blood cells are named lymphocytes. In people with HD, these cells developed abnormally and expanded beyond the lymphatic system. As the disease proceeds, it creates it more complicated for your body to fight infections.