Hodgkin's Disease

Hodgkin's Disease

Dr. Kennedy
Hodgkin’s disease is a type of lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system). The most common symptom of Hodgkin’s disease is a painless swelling in the lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, or groin. Hodgkin disease is diagnosed when abnormal tissue is detected by a pathologist after a biopsy of an enlarged lymph node. Treatment usually includes radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Regular follow-up examinations are important after treatment for Hodgkin’s disease. Patients treated for Hodgkin’s disease have an increased risk of developing other types of cancer later in life, especially leukemia.

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