Hodgkin lymphoma

Common Name(s)

Hodgkin lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease

Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer of the lymph tissue, which can be found in the lymph nodes, spleen and other organs of the immune system. There are two types of Hodgkin lymphoma, which are known as nodular and classical Hodgkin’s. The classical form is further divided into four subtypes and is characterized by the presence of what are known as "Reed–Sternberg cells" (overgrown B-cells). Although Hodgkin lymphoma starts in the bone marrow, it may also spread to other tissues of the body, depending on the stage and how aggressive the type is. Anyone can get Hodgkin lymphoma, but there are some factors that increase one’s risks. People who have or have had the Epstein-Barr virus (also known as mono or mononucleosis) or HIV are at an increased risk, as well as those with a family history of the condition. Additionally, males, young adults and the elderly, and people from the U.S., Canada, or Europe are more likely to develop Hodgkin lymphoma than women, children, or people from other geographic locations.

The most common symptom is one or more enlarged lymph node(s), but enlargement of the spleen or liver may also be a sign. Other symptoms include night sweats, unexplained weight loss, itching, back pain, and red colored patched on the skin. The most effective and commonly used method for diagnosis is a lymph node biopsy, in which the lymph node is cut open and examined. Scans such as the PET or CT scans may be used as well to determine where the cancer is or how far it has spread and the appropriate treatment options. Treatment varies depending on the individual's weight, age, and size as well as the severity of the cancer. Treatment generally involves chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination of the two. Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing any symptoms or think you have Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Hodgkin lymphoma" for support, advocacy or research.

4th Angel Mentoring Program

Learning that you have cancer can be an overwhelming experience – one that leaves you frightened, vulnerable and alone. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery. This specially trained volunteer and cancer survivor – your 4th Angel – is someone who will talk and listen in a supportive setting. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is telephone based, so you can be connect with an angel anywhere in the country. 4th Angel Mentoring Program is part of The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a national non-profit organizat

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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The Kimberly D. Holland Hodgkins Disease Foundation

Research and Cure... One Cell At A Time. Finding a cure for Hodgkins Disease by Funding Clinical Trial Research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center through Fundraising efforts.

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Hodgkin lymphoma" for support, advocacy or research.

4th Angel Mentoring Program

Learning that you have cancer can be an overwhelming experience – one that leaves you frightened, vulnerable and alone. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery. This specially trained volunteer and cancer survivor – your 4th Angel – is someone who will talk and listen in a supportive setting. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is telephone based, so you can be connect with an angel anywhere in the country. 4th Angel Mentoring Program is part of The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a national non-profit organizat

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Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

http://www.CancerHopeNetwork.org

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

http://www.nbmtlink.org

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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The Kimberly D. Holland Hodgkins Disease Foundation

Research and Cure... One Cell At A Time. Finding a cure for Hodgkins Disease by Funding Clinical Trial Research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center through Fundraising efforts.

http://www.hodgkinsfoundation.org

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Hodgkin lymphoma" returned 1565 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The aggressive clinical courses of Hodgkin lymphoma primarily diagnosed as methotrexate-induced non-specific lymphoproliferative disorder in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
 

Author(s): Michihide Tokuhira, Takayuki Tabayashi, Yuka Tanaka, Yasuyuki Takahashi, Yuta Kimura, Tatsuki Tomikawa, Tomoe Anan-Nemoto, Shuju Momose, Morihiro Higashi, Ayumi Okuyama, Reiko Watanabe, Koichi Amano, Jun-Ichi Tamaru, Masahiro Kizaki

Journal: J Clin Exp Hematop. 2017 ;56(3):165-169.

 

Recently, attention has been focused on methotrexate-induced lymphoproliferative disease (MTX-LPD), and atypical phenotypes are occasionally documented. We encountered two patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who were diagnosed with non-specific LPD (LPD-nos). Biopsy samples were ...

Last Updated: 23 Mar 2017

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Hepatic Sinusoidal Obstruction Syndrome Induced by Non-transplant Chemotherapy for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
 

Author(s): Miho Sakumura, Kazuto Tajiri, Shigeharu Miwa, Kohei Nagata, Kengo Kawai, Takayoshi Miyazono, Kotaro Arita, Akinori Wada, Jun Murakami, Toshiro Sugiyama

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2017 ;56(4):395-400.

 

Hepatic sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS), a serious complication that mainly occurs after hematopoietic-stem cell transplantation (HSCT), is caused by damage to the sinusoidal endothelial cells after the obstruction of the sinusoid. Recently, hepatic SOS was reported to occur ...

Last Updated: 16 Feb 2017

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A case study evaluating deep inspiration breath-hold and intensity-modulated radiotherapy to minimise long-term toxicity in a young patient with bulky mediastinal Hodgkin lymphoma.
 

Author(s): Jonathan M Tomaszewski, Sarah Crook, Kenneth Wan, Lucille Scott, Farshad Foroudi

Journal: J Med Radiat Sci. 2017 Mar;64(1):69-75.

 

Radiotherapy plays an important role in the treatment of early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma, but late toxicities such as cardiovascular disease and second malignancy are a major concern. Our aim was to evaluate the potential of deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) and intensity-modulated ...

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2017

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The terms "Hodgkin lymphoma" returned 138 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The pathobiology and treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma. Where do we go from Gianni Bonadonna's lesson?
 

Author(s): Simonetta Viviani, Valentina Tabanelli, Stefano A Pileri

Journal: Tumori. 2017 Mar;103(2):101-113.

 

This article reviews the evolution of the diagnosis and treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) since its discovery in 1832. The morphological, phenotypic and molecular characteristics of both nodular lymphocyte-predominant HL and classical HL are revised in the light of recent molecular ...

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2017

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Lymph Node Fine-Needle Cytology of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Diagnosis and Classification by Flow Cytometry.
 

Author(s): Immacolata Cozzolino, Monia Rocco, Giancarlo Villani, Marco Picardi

Journal: Acta Cytol.. 2016 ;60(4):302-314.

 

In the last decades, lymph node fine-needle cytology (FNC), coupled with flow cytometry (FC), has gained a role in the diagnosis and classification of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The combination of FNC/FC allows the diagnosis and classification of NHL in lymph node samples with a ...

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2016

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Health-related quality of life in Hodgkin lymphoma: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Nadine Linendoll, Tully Saunders, Rebecca Burns, Jonathan D Nyce, Kristen B Wendell, Andrew M Evens, Susan K Parsons

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Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) is highly curable with well-established treatment regimens; however, the impact on patient's health-related quality of life (HRQL) from diagnosis through survivorship is unclear. This systematic review aimed to describe the available literature on HRQL in HL, ...

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Last Updated: 10 Apr 2017

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Brazilian Prospective Hodgkin Lymphoma Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hodgkin Lymphoma; Hodgkin Disease

 

Last Updated: 10 May 2016

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