What Is Hodgkin Lymphoma?

How to define hodgkin lymphoma?

Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer in lymphatic system that develops from abnormal B-cells. B-Cells in the lymphatic system grow abnormally and out of control.

Hodgkin lymphoma occurs most commonly in people between 20 and 40 years old and those over 50 years old.

About half of Hodgkin’s lymphoma are due to EBV (Epstein-Bar virus), other risk factors also include the family history of hodgkin lymphoma and being infected with HIV virus.

What are the types of hodgkin lymphoma?

Major types of hodgkin lymphoma include:

  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Cutaneous B-cell lymphoma
  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • Lymphoma

What are the signs or symptoms of hodgkin lymphoma?

Signs or symptoms of hodgkin lymphoma include:

  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Severe itching
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Increased sensitivity to the effects of alcohol or pain after drinking alcohol.
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits or groin.

 

What are the survival rates of hodgkin lymphoma?

Hodgkin lymphoma is curable, especially in its early stages. The one-year survival rate for all patients with hodgkin lymphoma is about 92%.

The five-year survival rate for stage I and stage II Hodgkin lymphoma is 90%.

The five-year survival rate for stage III is 80% and, the five-year survival rate for stage IV is 65%.

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