A cancer which affects the lymph nodes. Usually starts in a single node and spreads not-too-quickly to others. Can metastasize elsewhere in the body. Warning symptoms include a pain in the chest when drinking alcohol (even a small amount), and drenching night sweats. A lump sticking up from under my collarbone tipped *me* off.

As recently as 1975, the 5-year survival rate for people diagnosed with Hodgkin's was about 15%. Now it's over 95%. Chemotherapy is a wonderful thing.

Mario Lemieux and sschris both had Hodgkin's and have since recovered.