Hodgkin Lymphoma is a type of lymphoma, in which cancer originates from a specific type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. The most common symptoms of Hodgkin Lymphoma are itchy skin, night sweats, lymph nodes, back pain, red-colored patches on the skin and cyclical fever.
HOW IS HODGKIN LYMPHOMA DIAGNOSED?
Oncologists may examine the swollen lymph nodes and evaluate your symptoms. Blood tests may reveal the presence of cancerous cells. Imaging tests like X-rays, CT scan and PET scan help confirm diagnosis. Bone marrow testing helps check for signs of cancer.
HOW IS HODGKIN LYMPHOMA TREATED?
The treatment for Hodgkin Lymphoma includes chemotherapy, radiation and bone marrow or stem cell transplant is used to treat Hodgkin Lymphoma and build up healthy immune system cells.
DID YOU KNOW?
Advances in diagnosis and treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma have paved way for complete recovery of patients.