Lymphoma is one of the more common cancers in the United States. In 2019, it impacted more than 82,000 Americans. Overall, northward of 874,000 people are currently living with some form of the disease. Lymphoma is a scientific term used to describe malignancies that originate in the lymphatic system. Lymphatic cells and tissues are an integral component of the immune system. There are two categories of lymphoma - Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's. The primary difference between the two is the specific type of lymphatic cells involved, known as lymphocytes. Individuals stricken with the Hodgkin's variety experience the presence of what are classified as Reed-Sternberg cells. These cells are not present in non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Those cell involvement is the primary difference, there are other notable characteristics between the two categories. The non-Hodgkin's variety is more common, typically diagnosed at a later age, often begins anywhere inside the body and is often diagnosed at a later stage.