classical Hodgkin lymphoma

Pronunciation: (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.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Reed-Sternberg cell. Reed-Sternberg cells are large, abnormal lymphocytes that may contain more than one nucleus. These cells are found in Hodgkin lymphoma.

2007-10-24 Date last modified: 2008-01-03