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A 32-year-old member asked:

For hodgkin's disease lymphoma: what's the difference between stage iiia1 and iiia2?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
Location: Stage iii means nodes on both sides of the diaphragm. Letter "a" means no lymphoma symptoms like weight loss, night fever or night sweats. The 1 or 2 means involvement of the spleen and upper abdominal nodes (1) or lower abdominal nodes (2). Treatment would be the same either way and as far as i recall, so should be the prognosis insofar as the patient gets adequate chemo.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between hodgkin's disease lymphoma stage iiia1 and iiia2?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
It is immaterial: Stage-3 hodgkin disease is commonly divided just into 2 categories: 3a or 3b. No further division matters for prognosis or treatment, as far as i know. So do not complicate your life any more than it has to be!

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