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?
Diagnosis of the Hodgkin lymphoma disease is done by your general physician who would examine your lymph nodes and swelling. If needed a screening and biopsy is also done.
HOW IS HODGKIN LYMPHOMA TREATED?
Treatment for HD typically depends on the stage of the disease. The main treatment options are chemotherapy and radiation. Radiation therapy uses high-energy beams of radiation to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy involves the use of medications that can kill cancer cells. A stem cell transplant may also be used in certain cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
Treatments for HD can have long-term side effects and can increase risk of developing other serious medical conditions. Radiation to the chest can increase risk of:
• Breast cancer
• Lung cancer
• Heart disease
• High cholesterol