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Hodgkin Lymphoma

Hodgkin Lymphoma

Definition of Hodgkin lymphoma: A cancer of the immune system that is marked by the presence of a type of cell called the Reed-Sternberg cell. The two major types of Hodgkin lymphoma are classical Hodgkin lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma. Symptoms include the painless enlargement of lymph nodes, spleen, or other immune tissue. Other symptoms include fever, weight loss, fatigue, or night sweats. Also called Hodgkin disease. 

Estimated new cases and deaths from Hodgkin lymphoma in the United States in 2014:

  • New cases: 9,190
  • Deaths: 1,180

See the online booklet What You Need To Know About™ Hodgkin Lymphoma to learn about Hodgkin's lymphoma symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and questions to ask the doctor.

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