Doctors for Hodgkin lymphoma in Agaramthen, Kanchipuram
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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 would follow the course for any cancer treatment, including chemotherapy and radiation therapy. But the number of sessions and the intensity will depend on the stage of the cancer. Only as a final resort, stem cell transplant surgery is recommended.
DID YOU KNOW?
Any lymph swelling should not be ignored if it persists for more than a month because it is a potential sign of cancer.