Hodgkins lymphoma; formerly known as Hodgkins disease, is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system.
In Hodgkins lymphoma, cells in the lymphatic system grow abnormally and may spread beyond the lymphatic system. As Hodgkins lymphoma progresses, it compromises your body's ability to fight infection.
Hodgkins lymphoma is one of two common types of cancers of the lymphatic system. The other type, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, is far more common.
Advances in diagnosis and treatment of Hodgkins lymphoma have helped to give people with this diagnosis the chance for a full recovery. The prognosis continues to improve for people with Hodgkins lymphoma.
Your cancer stage helps determine your prognosis and your treatment options. Stages of Hodgkins lymphoma include:
Stage I. The cancer is limited to one lymph node region or a single organ.
Stage II. In this stage, the cancer is in two different lymph nodes or the cancer is in a portion of tissue or an organ and nearby lymph nodes. But the cancer is still limited to a section of the body either above or below the diaphragm.
Stage III. When the cancer moves to lymph nodes both above and below the diaphragm, it's considered stage III. Cancer may also be in one portion of tissue or an organ near the lymph node groups or in the spleen.
Stage IV. This is the most advanced stage of Hodgkins lymphoma. Cancer cells are in several portions of one or more organs and tissues. Stage IV Hodgkins lymphoma affects not only the lymph nodes but also other parts of your body, such as the liver, lungs or bones.
Hodgkins lymphoma signs and symptoms may include:
Painless swelling of lymph nodes in your neck, armpits or groin
Fever and chills
Unexplained weight loss; as much as 10 percent or more of your body weight
Coughing, trouble breathing or chest pain
Loss of appetite
Increased sensitivity to the effects of alcohol or pain in your lymph nodes after drinking alcohol Learn More
Many healthcare professionals have found that Hodgkins Lymphoma symptoms can be eliminated with sustained results. With their innovative treatment approaches, patients can experience symptom elimination in 2 weeks to 1 month for mild and moderate conditions.
The healthcare professionals listed here have published their case studies. You can contact them for help or contact us for doctors near you.
List of healthcare professionals who have published clinical studies and provide treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma: