Find out why there is no screening programme for Hodgkin lymphoma.
There is no national screening programme for Hodgkin lymphoma because:
- this type of cancer is rare, so many people would have unnecessary tests
- the benefits don't outweigh the costs
See your GP if you have any symptoms or are worried about your cancer risk.
What screening is
Screening means testing people for early stages of an illness before they have any symptoms. For screening to be useful the tests:
- must be reliable at picking up the illness
- must be simple and quick
- overall must do more good than harm to people taking part