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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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 1675 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma of multiple extranodal involvement seen on MRI, FDG PET-CT scans: A case report.
 

Author(s): Shan Wang, Meng Meng, Qiuhu Wang, Kai Xu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(45):e8456.

 

Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The most common extranodal sites of ALCL are skin, subcutaneous tissue, bone, lung, and gastrointestinal organs. This study reports a case of ALCL with multiple extranodal involvement, especially the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Sleep quality and health-related quality of life among long-term survivors of (non-) Hodgkin lymphoma in Germany.
 

Author(s): Friederike Hammersen, Philip Lewin, Judith Gebauer, Ilonka Kreitschmann-Andermahr, Georg Brabant, Alexander Katalinic, Annika Waldmann

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This study investigated sleep quality and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among long-term survivors of Hodgkin (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The aim was to explore the impact of personal and health-related factors on sleep quality as well as associations between sleep ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Creation of a pediatric mature B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma cohort within the Pediatric Health Information System Database.
 

Author(s): Rebecca Citrin, Joseph P Horowitz, Anne F Reilly, Yimei Li, Yuan-Shung Huang, Kelly D Getz, Alix E Seif, Brian T Fisher, Richard Aplenc

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Mature B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL) constitutes a collection of relatively rare pediatric malignancies. In order to utilize administrative data to perform large-scale epidemiologic studies within this population, a two-step process was used to assemble a 12-year cohort of B-NHL ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Hodgkin lymphoma" returned 157 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Model-based meta-analysis of progression-free survival in non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients.
 

Author(s): Mengyao Li, Nimita Dave, Ahmed Hamed Salem, Kevin J Freise

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Sep;96(35):e7988.

 

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a group of lymphoproliferative malignancies with varying treatment responses and progression-free survival (PFS) times. The objective of this study was to quantify the effect of treatment and patient-population characteristics on PFS in patients with NHL.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Age and Sex in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Therapy: It's Not All Created Equal, or Is It?
 

Author(s): Michael Pfreundschuh

Journal: Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2017 ;37():505-511.

 

Age is the most prominent factor for survival in all patients diagnosed with lymphoma, and male sex implies an increased and independent risk for a worse progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in most lymphomas, possibly with the exception of mantle cell lymphoma ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Primary adrenal non-Hodgkin lymphoma: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Nanik Ram, Owais Rashid, Saad Farooq, Imran Ulhaq, Najmul Islam

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Lymphomas are cancers that arise from the white blood cells and have been traditionally divided into two large subtypes: Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. B-cell lymphoma is the most common subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma; almost 85% of patients with lymphoma have this variant. Lymphomas ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Last Updated: 28 Oct 2017

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Brazilian Prospective Hodgkin Lymphoma Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hodgkin Lymphoma; Hodgkin Disease

 

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2017

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SHR-1210 Alone or in Combination With Decitabine in Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hodgkin Lymphoma

 

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2017

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