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Description of Hodgkin €™s disease

DescriptionAccording to dictionary definition  Hodgkin disease is a type of lymphoma. Lymphoma is a cancer of a part of the immune system called the lymph system. The first sign of Hodgkin disease is often an enlarged lymph node. The disease can spread to nearby lymph nodes. Later it may spread to the lungs, liver, or bone marrow. The exact cause is unknown.  Signs and SymptomsAccording to dictionary definition  Hodgkin disease is rare. Symptoms include:1. Painless swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, or groin2. Fever and chills3. Night sweats4. Weight loss5. Loss of appetite6. Itchy skin  InvestigationsAccording to dictionary definition  To diagnose Hodgkin disease, doctors use a physical exam and history, blood tests, and a biopsy.  TreatmentAccording to dictionary definition  Treatment depends on how far the disease has spread. It often includes radiation therapy or chemotherapy.The earlier the disease is diagnosed, the more effective the treatment. In most cases, Hodgkin disease can be cured.  NIH: National Cancer Institute

 

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