being previously exposed to the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) â€“ a common virus that causes glandular fever. having previously had non-Hodgkin lymphoma , possibly because of treatment with chemotherapy or radiotherapy. being very overweight (obese) â€“ this may be more of a risk factor in women than men.
The exact cause of Hodgkin's disease is unknown, as is true for most types of cancer. Studies have found an increased risk of Hodgkin's disease in people who .