You or your relative was/were diagnosed with Hodgkin`s lymphoma. We are here to help you to find the best treatment options and have a long life. Modern techniques allow treating this cancer not only in adults, but also in children. Moreover, doctors are able to treat Hodgkin`s lymphoma in pregnant women with saving a baby and protecting it from possible side effects.
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Hodgkin`s lymphoma is cancer of immune system, when lymphatic cells start to grow abnormally and body cannot fight infections effectively. It can develop in abdomen, chest, arms, neck, groin or any other parts of the body, as lymphoid tissue is present everywhere. It is believed that Hodgkin`s lymphoma is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus which can result in DNA changes. Because of these DNA changes chromosomes stop functioning properly, thus affecting lymphocytes. If not treated, it can spread from one lymph node to another, affecting several organs simultaneously.
There are two types of this cancer: Hodgkin`s lymphoma and non-Hodgkin`s lymphoma. Hodgkin`s lymphoma is much less common than non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. In order to predict course of disease progression and estimate its prognosis, it is highly important to differentiate these two types of cancer as they react differently to treatment and they have different survival rates. According to American Cancer Society, if Hodgkin`s lymphoma was diagnosed during the first stage, its 1-year survival rate approximates 92% and 5-year survival rate - 86%. Second stage has also good prognosis with average 90% of 5-year survival rate. Third stage has 80% and fourth stage - 65%. Prognosis of Hodgkin`s lymphoma generally is higher than non- Hodgkin`s lymphoma.
During physical examination doctor determines size of lymph nodes, liver and spleen which can swell because of over-abundant amount of white cells. If doctor suspects Hodgkin`s lymphoma, he can recommend blood test to determine number of white blood cells in body and biopsy of the area where lymph nodes are swollen.
There are two types of biopsies that can determine stage and location of Hodgkin`s lymphoma.
In conclusion, we need to say that Hodgkin disease has good recovery rates and timely treatment will bring you full recovery.