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 1584 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Gemcitabine-Based Treatment in Poor-Prognosis Patients with Relapsed and Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma--a Multicenter Polish Experience.
 

Author(s): Justyna Rybka, Wojciech Jurczak, Agnieszka Giza, Ewa Paszkiewicz-Kozik, Beata Kumiega, Joanna Drozd-Sokołowska, Aleksandra Butrym, Kazimierz Kuliczkowski, Tomasz Wróbel

Journal: Adv Clin Exp Med. ;24(5):783-9.

 

The treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) remains challenging. Gemcitabine is a cytidine analog with a wide spectrum of antitumor activity. Gemcitabine treatment is widely used to treat patients with certain solid ...

Last Updated: 15 Jan 2016

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Plasma Epstein Barr virus (EBV) DNA as a biomarker for EBV associated Hodgkin lymphoma.
 

Author(s): Veronique Dinand, Anupam Sachdeva, Sanghamitra Datta, Sunita Bhalla, Manas Kalra, Chand Wattal, Nita Radhakrishnan

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2015 Aug;52(8):681-5.

 

To assess plasma Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA as a biomarker of tumour burden at diagnosis and during therapy in children with Hodgkin lymphoma.

Last Updated: 21 Sep 2015

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Primary extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma: A 3-year record-based descriptive study from a tertiary care center in Southern India.
 

Author(s): Pritinanda Mishra, Sreeya Das, Rakhee Kar, Sajini Elizabeth Jacob, Debdatta Basu

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;58(3):296-300.

 

Primary extranodal lymphoma (pENL) refers to group of disorders arising from tissues other than lymph nodes and even from sites, which normally do not contain lymphoid tissue. This study was undertaken to ascertain the prevalence, anatomical distribution, and histological subtypes ...

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2015

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The terms "Hodgkin lymphoma" returned 115 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Red and Processed Meat Consumption Increases Risk for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: A PRISMA-Compliant Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies.
 

Author(s): Li Yang, Jianming Dong, Shenghua Jiang, Wenyu Shi, Xiaohong Xu, Hongming Huang, Xuefen You, Hong Liu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Nov;94(45):e1729.

 

The association between consumption of red and processed meat and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) remains unclear. We performed a meta-analysis of the published observational studies to explore this relationship.We searched databases in MEDLINE and EMBASE to identify observational studies ...

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2015

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Hepatitis C virus-related mixed cryoglobulinemic endocapillary proliferative glomerulonephritis and B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): L-J Zhao, F Chen, J-G Li, R Yin, X-H Zhang, S-M Huang, F Liu

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2015 Aug;19(16):3050-5.

 

Chronic HCV (hepatitis C virus) infection is recognized as the major cause of mixed cryoglobulinemia. Cryoglobulins continually precipitate and form deposits on the vascular endothelium of small to medium-sized blood vessels, which may progress to vasculitic syndrome.

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2015

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Novel agents in the therapy of Hodgkin lymphoma.
 

Author(s): Stephen Ansell

Journal: Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2015 ;():e479-82.

 

Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is a B-cell malignancy that typically has a favorable prognosis when treated with chemotherapy, often in combination with radiation therapy. The prognosis for patients whose disease relapses or is refractory, however, is far less favorable and novel therapies ...

Last Updated: 21 May 2015

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Gemcitabine and Bendamustine in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin's Lymphoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Adult Lymphocyte Depletion Hodgkin Lymphoma; Adult Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin Lymphoma; Adult Mixed Cellularity Hodgkin Lymphoma; Adult Nodular Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin Lymphoma; Adult Nodular Sclerosis Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma

 

Last Updated: 20 Oct 2015

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Adcetris (Brentuximab Vedotin), Combination Chemotherapy, and Radiation Therapy in Treating Younger Patients With Stage IIB, IIIB and IV Hodgkin Lymphoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Stage II Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma; Stage III Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma; Stage IV Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma

 

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2016

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Brentuximab Vedotin and Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Stage II-IV HIV-Associated Hodgkin Lymphoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: AIDS-Related Hodgkin Lymphoma; Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma; HIV Infection; Stage IIA Hodgkin Lymphoma; Stage IIB Hodgkin Lymphoma; Stage IIIA Hodgkin Lymphoma; Stage IIIB Hodgkin Lymphoma; Stage IVA Hodgkin Lymphoma; Stage IVB Hodgkin Lymphoma

 

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2016

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