Hodgkin lymphoma

What is Hodgkin lymphoma?

Hodgkin lymphoma meaning A cancer of the immune system that is marked by the presence of a type of cell called the Reed-Sternberg cell. The two major types of Hodgkin lymphoma are classical Hodgkin lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma. Symptoms include the painless enlargement of lymph nodes, spleen, or other immune tissue. Other symptoms include fever, weight loss, fatigue, or night sweats.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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