Hodgkin lymphoma, also known as Hodgkin’s disease, is a cancer that affects the lymphatic system. In people with Hodgkin lymphoma, the cells of the lymphatic system grow abnormally and spread beyond the lymphatic system. Symptoms are:
• Painless swelling of the lymph nodes in armpits, neck and groins
• Persistent fatigue
• Night sweats
• Loss of appetite
• Fever and chills
• Unexplained weight loss
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?
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?
Any lymph swelling should not be ignored if it persists for more than a month because it is a potential sign of cancer.