Hodgkin Lymphoma

Anderson Welch

Hodgkin Lymphoma

-Cancer of the immune system

-Marked by the presence of a type of cell called the Reed Sternberg Cell.

-Two major types. Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma, and Nodular Lymphocyte

-Also called Hodgkin Disease

New Cases and Deaths in 2014

New cases- 9,190

Deaths- 1,180

-85.3% of surviving 5 years

Signs of Hodgins Lymphoma

Swolen lymph nodes, fever, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue, anorexia, itchy skin, feeling very tired

Treatments

Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy, Immunotherapy, Vaccine Therapy
-Hodgkin Lymphoma represents approximatly 5% of all cancers diagnosed in 2014.

- because of improvements in treatment, the mortality rate has decreased by nearly 70%

-$13.4 billion will have been spent on Hodgkin Lymphoma by the end of 2014