Hodgkin’s Lymphona

Hodgkin’s lymphoma (also known as Hodgkin’s disease) is a cancer that affects the immune system (the lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow and other internal organs) representative of a specific cell called the reed-Sternberg cell. Hodgkin’s lymphoma can affect anyone, but is more common in young adults as well as the elderly. Primary symptoms include an enlargement of the lymph nodes, spleen or other immune tissue as well as fever, weight loss, fatigue or night sweats.  These symptoms usually do not have pain. Due to advancements that have been made in treating the disease, survival rates in the first few years have climbed to over 90%.

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