Hodgkin lymphoma disease is a form of cancer and is also known as Hodgkin's disease. Here there is too much of growth in the lymphatic system and it tends to spread rapidly. In the long run it hampers your body’s potential to fight infections. Excessive loss of weight, persistent fatigue, swelling in nodes of armpits, neck, etc. are the common symptoms.
HOW IS HODGKIN LYMPHOMA DIAGNOSED?
It best approach an oncologist if you feel the symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma. The doctor would recommend for diagnosis, X-ray, CT scan and lymph node biopsy and based on the reports the appropriate treatment can be started. After the diagnosis, the Oncologist will do the staging to fix the stage at which the cancer has reached.
HOW IS HODGKIN LYMPHOMA TREATED?
Treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma involves removal of part or whole lymph nodes. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are given for killing cancer cells. Stem cell transplant may be done to replace diseased bone marrow.
DID YOU KNOW?
Advances in diagnosis and treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma have paved way for complete recovery of patients.