HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA
Description


 
  Symptoms
Appetite - loss Axilla - lymph glands swollen Breathing - difficulty 
Chest - pain Chills Cough
Fatigue/exhaustion Fever Groin - lymph glands swollen
Neck - lymph glands swollen Skin - flushing Skin - itching
Sweating Weakness Weight - loss
  Description

Hodgkin's lymphoma, also called Hodgkin's disease, is a type of cancer that starts in cells called lymphocytes. The disease can spread to nearby lymph nodes and in later stages it may spread to the lungs, liver or bone marrow.

The cause of the disease is unknown. However, in some cases it develops in people who have weakened immune systems.

Hodgkin's disease can be diagnosed with a biopsy.

The first sign of Hodgkin's disease is often an enlarged lymph node. Symptoms of Hodgkin's disease can vary among individuals. Most often, these symptoms are not due to cancer.

Stages of Hodgkin's lymphoma range from I to IV.

  Diagnosis
Hodgkin's  disease can be diagnosed after some of the followng tests and procedures are completed:

- Physical exam.

- Biopsy (lymph node and bone marrow).

- Blood tests (complete blood account and blood chemistry tests).

- Imaging tests (CT, MRI, PET).
  More information:
Hodgkin's Lymphoma Treatment
Hodgkin's Lymphoma Healthcare Centers
 

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