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Risk Factors

Risk Factors for Hodgkins Lymphoma

The cause of Hodgkins lymphoma is unknown. However, doctors believe immune system problems as well as age may increase a person's chance of developing this disease.

  • Hodgkins lymphoma has two peak periods: between the ages of 15 and 40 and in people over age 55. However, the disease can affect anyone.
  • Males are typically more at risk of developing Hodgkins lymphoma.
  • Those who have been infected with the Epstein-Barr virus are more likely to develop Hodgkins lymphoma.
  • Having a parent or sibling with Hodgkins lymphoma also increases risk of the disease.

 

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