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