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What is hodgkin's disease?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
A cancer: The short answer is a cancer of the lympoma group that spreads through the lymphatic system. Hodgkins lymphoma is probably the most curable and is identified by typical reed sternberg cells when the pathologist looks at a biopsy of one of the swollen lymph nodes.
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Hodgkin's Disease: Hodgkin's disease is a form a cancer of the white blood cells called lymphocytes. The disease is classified into a number of sub-types, and at your age and gender, the most common form is a highly curable type known as "nodular sclerosing" hodgkin's. Other forms are also possible. Your oncologist can best explain your treatment options and prognosis.

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How to determine if I have hodgkins disease?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Biopsy: Hodgkin's lymphoma usually is presented with persistent or progressive enlargement of the lymph nodes . It may be also associated with some symptom slike fevers, chils, unintentional weight loss etc. If you have progressive or persistent swollen lymph glands- and you are concern- please go to see your doctor for further eval. A biopsy will be the the test to tell you what it is.
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What are the tests for hodgkin's disease?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Various: The test needed to diagnose hodgkin's disease is a biopsy of the involved part of the body, usually a lymph node. The other tests needed to help determine the stage of the disease and the treatment include a bone marrow biopsy, blood tests and a ct scan.
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What are the symptoms of hodgkin's disease?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Cancer: Hodgkin disease is a cancer of the lymph glands (though it is treatable and often curable) that presents with enlargement of lymph glands, spleen and some times other organs. Fever, weight loss and infections are other symptoms.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What causes hodgkin's disease?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unknown: We do not know what causes hodgkins disease.
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Can hodgkin's disease be cured?

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Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 10 years experience
Yes and no: Hodgkin's disease can be "cured" or put in remission, but may relapse months or years later.

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