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Understanding Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

September 21, 20158 min
Lymphoma is a group of cancers originating in the lymphatic system, which helps the body fight infection and disease.The following represent symptoms typical for a variety of lymphomas: •Enlargement of lymph nodes, spleen, or other immune tissue•Unexplained Fever•Unexplained weight loss•Itching skin•Fatigue•Night sweatsHodgkin lymphoma is distinguished from other lymphatic cancers by the presence of a Reed-Sternberg cell, a large malignant cell in the lymph node.Mo Ziari, M.D is here to discuss Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, how is it different from non-Hodgkin’s, and what are the signs and symptoms you should look for that might send up a red flag.

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