Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is made up of vessels that run throughout the body. A colorless liquid called lymph travels through these vessels and carries white blood cells called lymphocytes. The lymph nodes, spleen, and thymus are organs in the lymphatic system that produce and store infection-fighting cells (lymphocytes.) Other organs like the tonsils, stomach, small intestine and skin also contain lymphatic tissue.
The leukemia and lymphoma program at Children's is the largest in Minnesota and one of the largest in the Upper Midwest. We diagnose and treat children with all types of leukemia and lymphoma, including:
It can be frightening to hear that a child has cancer or a blood disorder. At Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, we're experts in treating the disease and supporting the patient and family. In addition to offering advanced, individualized care for newly diagnosed children, teens and young adults with cancers and blood disorders, we also provide innovative treatment for rare, relapsed and recurrent cancers.