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.
Hodgkin's disease is a type of lymphoma, a form of cancer that affects the lymphatic system. Lymphomas are the third most common type of cancer in children.
Find out about the risk factors for Hodgkin lymphoma and how you can reduce your. Anything that increases your risk of getting a disease is called a risk factor.