What Is Hodgkin's Lymphoma?

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What is Hodgkin’s lymphoma?

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Hodgkin’s lymphoma, originally named Hodgkin’s disease, is a type of lymphoma cancer in the lymphatic system. It can occur in people of any age. However, people between 20 and 40 and over 55 are the most vulnerable and affected ones.

Hodgkin’s lymphoma is usually thought to be caused by abnormal white blood cells in the lymphatic system. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is the second common type in all lymphoma cancers following non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Patients with Hodgkin’s lymphoma usually feel no pain. At later stages, the affected patients may feel tired or itchy.

 

Keywords: hodgkin lymphoma; hodgkin disease; hodgkin; hodgkin lymphoma+

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