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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

stage I adult Hodgkin lymphoma  listen  (... uh-dult HOJ-kin lim-FOH-muh)

  Stage I is divided into stages I and IE. In stage I, cancer is found in one of the following places in the lymph system: (1) one or more lymph nodes in one lymph node group; (2) Waldeyer’s ring; (3) thymus; or (4) spleen. In stage IE, cancer is found outside the lymph system in one organ or area.

Stage I adult Hodgkin lymphoma; drawing shows cancer in one lymph node group above the diaphragm. An inset shows a lymph node with a lymph vessel, an artery, and a vein. Lymphoma cells containing cancer are shown in the lymph node.