Lymphoma – Hodgkin’s; Hodgkin’s disease; Cancer – Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Definition of Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer of lymph tissue found in the lymph nodes, spleen, liver, bone marrow, and other sites.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
The first sign of this cancer is often an enlarged lymph node which appears without a known cause. The disease can spread to nearby lymph nodes. Later it may spread to the spleen, liver, bone marrow, or other organs.
Signs and tests
The disease may be diagnosed after:
Treatment primarily depends on the following:
Hodgkin’s disease is considered one of the most curable forms of cancer, especially if it is diagnosed and treated early. Unlike other cancers, Hodgkin’s disease is often very curable even in late stages.
David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc., and Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital. – 3/2/2010