Watch as Deontay talks about having Hodgkin lymphoma.
Hodgkin disease, or Hodgkin lymphoma, is a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system. This highly sophisticated filtering system helps the body’s immune system remove bacteria, viruses, and other unwanted substances.
The lymphatic system includes the lymph nodes (glands), thymus, spleen, tonsils, adenoids, and bone marrow, as well as the channels (called lymphatics or lymph vessels) that connect them. When lymphoma occurs, cancer cells develop in a person’s lymphatic system and start to grow uncontrollably.
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