Check the possible symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma and when to see your doctor.

Getting diagnosed

How to get the most out of seeing your GP, when you should see a specialist and what tests you might have.

Types of Hodgkin lymphoma

There are different types of Hodgkin lymphoma. Knowing the type helps your doctor to decide what treatment you need.

Stages of Hodgkin lymphoma

The stage shows whether the lymphoma is in one area of your body (localised) or has spread to other areas.There are 4 stages for Hodgkin lymphoma.


The main treatments for Hodgkin lymphoma include chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The treatment you have depends on a number of things such as the type and stage of Hodgkin lymphoma and your general health.

Research and clinical trials

Find out about the latest UK research looking at Hodgkin lymphoma.

Living with Hodgkin lymphoma

Get practical and emotional support to help you cope with a diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma, and life during and after treatment.

Risks and causes

Factors that increase the risk of Hodgkin lymphoma include a lowered immune system and the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV). Read about these and other risk factors. 


Find out about survival for Hodgkin lymphoma.

Last reviewed: 
09 Oct 2020
Next review due: 
10 Oct 2023