Hodgkin's lymphoma is a type of lymphoma. Lymphomas are cancers that develop in the lymph system, part of the body's immune system. The lymph system is made up of thin tubes that branch, like blood vessels, into all parts of the body. Lymph vessels carry lymph, a colorless, watery fluid that contains white blood cells called lymphocytes. Along the network of vessels are groups of small organs called lymph nodes. Clusters of lymph nodes are found in the underarm, pelvis, neck, and abdomen. The lymph nodes make and store infection-fighting cells. The spleen (an organ in the upper abdomen that makes lymphocytes and filters old blood cells from the blood), the thymus (a small organ beneath the breastbone), and the tonsils (an organ in the throat) are also part of the lymph system. Because there is lymph tissue in many parts of the body, Hodgkin's lymphoma can start to grow in almost any part of the body. The cancer can spread to almost any organ or tissue in the body, including the liver, bone marrow (the spongy tissue inside the large bones of the body that makes blood cells), and spleen.

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Hodgkin's Disease Symptoms

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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 ...
Source: MayoClinic

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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Hodgkin's Disease Treatment

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Treatment
... The most important factor in the treatment of Hodgkin''s disease is the stage of the disease. The number and regions of lymph nodes affected and whether only one or both sides of your diaphragm are in...
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Hodgkin's Disease Support

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Coping skills
... A diagnosis of cancer can be extremely challenging. Remember that no matter what your concerns or prognosis, you''re not alone. The following strategies and resources may make dealing with cancer easi...
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Hodgkin's Disease Other

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Donor Leukocyte Infusion
... Over the past 25 years, bone marrow transplantation has increased cure and long-term survival rates for patients diagnosed with leukemia and other blood disorders. Nonetheless, many patients who succe...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Battling Hodgkin’s Disease: A Difficult Path
... "Every day we are honored to work with brave children who overcome their medical problems by persevering and fighting for their lives," says Tom Rathbone, now retired president of The Clevel...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

   

Hodgkin's Disease Articles

  • Adult Hodgkin's Lymphoma Treatment
    ... Recurrent adult Hodgkin's lymphoma is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the lymph system or in other parts of the body. Treatment of recur...
  • AIDS-Related Lymphoma Treatment
    ... Treatment may be one of the following: Standard-dose or low-dose systemic chemotherapy plus intrathecal chemotherapy. A clinical trial of systemic chemotherapy plus colony-stimulating factors and anti...
  • Childhood Hodgkin's Lymphoma Treatment
    ... Primary progressive Hodgkin's lymphoma is lymphoma that continues to grow or spread during treatment. Recurrent Hodgkin's lymphoma is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been tre...
  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma During Pregnancy
    ... Note: A separate PDQ summary on Adult Hodgkin's Lymphoma Treatment is also available. This summary discusses the treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma during pregnancy. CallFor more information, U.S...

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