Hodgkin's disease

Epidemioloist emily

Hodgkin's disease

Hodgkin's disease was first published about in 1666 by Marcello Malpighi. It was not the first cancer decoverd but it was one of the first to have a succesful treatment. from:http://www.lymphomainfo.net/hodgkins/timeline.html It is only known as Hodgkin's disease.


· Painless swelling of lymph nodes in your neck, armpits or groin

· Persistent fatigue

· Fever and chills

· Night sweats

· Unexplained weight loss — as much as 10 percent or more of your body weight

· Loss of appetite

· Itching

Increased sensitivity to the effects of alcohol or pain in your lymph nodes after drinking alcohol


What other organs does Hodgkin's disease effect?

It can effect the jaw, central nervous system, bone marrow, bowel, kidneys, ovaries or other organs.


What problems does Hodgkin's disease accoseate with? is it limmiting phisicaly? is it life threating?

You will most likly experence swolen lymph nodeds you might experince loss of apitite and you will lose 10% or more of your body weight. Yes it is physically because you experence fateage, body aces and chilles and the unpleasent symtomes will make it so it is extreamly exsausting to do anything phisyically stressful. Since the cancer efects your tonsils and spleen it can be fatal.


Is Hodgkin's disease fatal?

Yes, if not properly treated you can die. Since all cancers are fatel if left untreated you can and will die, if you expernce any of the symptoms talk to you doctor immeadiatly.

What is the treatment for Hodgkin's disease? is there a succesful cure?

Yes, but there is no offical name for the cure but is is normaly just chemotherapy but some times radiotherapy is involved and on rare acashions a stem cell transplant is sometimes needed.