Hodgkin's lymphoma, formerly known as Hodgkin's disease, is a type of lymphoma described by Thomas Hodgkin in 1832, and characterized by the presence of Reed-Sternberg cells. Epidemiology Unlike other lymphomas, whose incidence increases with age, Hodgkin's lymphoma has a bimodal incidence curve: that is, it occurs more frequently in two separate age groups, the first being young adulthood (age 15–35), the second being in those over 50 years old. Overall, it is more common in men, exc ...
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Signs and symptoms
... Many initial signs and symptoms may be similar to those of the flu, such as fever, fatigue and night sweats. Eventually, tumors develop. Signs and symptoms of Hodgkin''s disease may include: Painless ...
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Causes
... The exact cause of Hodgkin''s lymphoma is unknown. Hodgkin''s disease is among a group of cancers called lymphomas — cancers of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system includes the lymph node...
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Risk factors
... The following are risk factors for Hodgkin''s disease: Age. People between the ages of 15 and 40, as well as those older than 55, are most at risk of Hodgkin''s disease. Family history. Anyone with a ...
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Screening and diagnosis
... Many people with Hodgkin''s disease experience no classic symptoms. Sometimes, an abnormality found on a chest X-ray done for nonspecific symptoms leads to an eventual diagnosis of Hodgkin''s disease....
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