Hodgkins Lymphoma Diagnosis and Treatment

Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) is a type of lymphoma in which cancer originates from a specific type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. It is an uncommon cancer that develops in the lymphatic system, which is a network of vessels and glands spread throughout the body.

The lymphatic system is a part of the immune system. Clear fluid called lymph flows through the lymphatic vessels and contains infection-fighting white blood cells, known as lymphocytes. 

Hodgkin lymphoma is one of two common types of cancers of the lymphatic system. The other type, non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, is far more common. 


  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Cutaneous B-cell lymphoma
  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • Lymphoma


Signs and symptoms of hodgkin’s lymphoma may include:

  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Painless swelling of lymph nodes in the armpits, neck or groin
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Increased sensitivity to the effects of alcohol or pain in the lymph nodes after drinking alcohol
  • Severe itching 
  • Unexplained weight loss

Risk factors 

Factors that can increase the risk of Hodgkin’s lymphoma include:

  • Age
  • Family history of lymphoma
  • Being male
  • Past epstein-barr infection


Physical Exam – checking of lymph nodes, including in the neck, underarm and groin, as well a swollen spleen or liver  

Blood Test – a sample of the blood to examine in the lab to see if anything in the blood indicates the possibility of cancer 

Imaging Test  – the doctor may recommend imaging tests to look for signs of hodgkin’s lymphoma in other areas of the body. Test may include X-ray, CT and positron emission tomography

Removing Lymph node for testing – lymph node biopsy procedure to remove lymph node for laboratory testing 


  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy 
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Other drug memory 

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