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Hodgkin Lymphoma

General Information About Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma

KEY POINTS

  • 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.

 

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