Types of Hodgkins Lymphoma
Hodgkins Lymphoma is divided into Classical Hodgkins disease and nodular predominant Hodgkins disease.
I. Classical Hodgkins lymphoma.
Classical Hodgkin lymphoma is divided into four subtypes, based on how the cancer cells look under a microscope:
► Lymphocyte-rich - Classical Hodgkin lymphoma.
► Lymphocyte-depleted Hodgkin lymphoma.
► Nodular sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma.
► Mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma.
II. Nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkins lymphoma.
In the Nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkins disease, the malignant Reed-Sternberg cells express B cell markers, such as CD20.This type may eventually progress to develop diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.