General Information About Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Adult Hodgkin lymphoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the lymph system.
- The two main types of Hodgkin lymphoma are classic and nodular lymphocyte-predominant.
- Being in early or late adulthood, being male, past Epstein-Barr infection, and a family history of Hodgkin lymphoma can increase the risk of adult Hodgkin lymphoma.
- Signs and symptoms of adult Hodgkin lymphoma include swollen lymph nodes, fever, drenching night sweats, weight loss, and fatigue.
- Tests that examine the lymph system and other parts of the body are used to help diagnose and stage adult Hodgkin lymphoma.
- Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.
Read the full article on the National Cancer Institute website.