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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is hodgkin's disease?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 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.
Dr. Morton Levitt
A Verified Doctoranswered
Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical 50 years experience
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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A 39-year-old member asked:

How to determine if I have hodgkins disease?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 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.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for hodgkin's disease?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 31 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.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can hodgkin's disease be cured?

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Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 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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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is hodgkin's disease curable?

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Yes: Hodgkin's disease is a type of lymphoma. This cancer of the lymph nodes is very curable and is sensitive to chemotherapy and radiation. We use different combinations of treatment depending on the stage of the cancer. Occasionally after treatment there can be recurrences and more aggressive treatment is needed. Some people still die of the disease but over the decades cure is more likely.
A member asked:

How can I treat hodgkin's disease?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Chemo and radiation: Hodgkin's disease is treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy or both. Exactly what therapy is used depends on the extent and size of the tumor.

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