Traditionally, Lymphoma is classified as Hodgkin's lymphoma, discovered by Thomas Hodgkin in 1832, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (all other types of lymphoma).
As with other cancers, lymphoma is a broad term covering a spectrum of diseases. In lymphoma, the diseases are classified according to the type of abnormal cell found. As mentioned earlier the two main forms are:
- Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma