Lymphoma & Hodgkin’s Disease

Hodgkin’s lymphoma, formerly known as Hodgkin’s disease, is a cancer of the body’s lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system. It is relatively rare and may affect people of any age, but it is most common in adults between 20 and 40 years and those over age 55. Lymphoma is a cancer of the part of the immune system called the lymphatic system. As this cancer progresses, it limits your body’s ability to fight off infections. The lymph nodes in your neck, armpits, or groin may swell and cause fatigue, fever, and chills.

If the pathologist detects the presence of an abnormal cell, called a Reed-Sternberg cell, your lymphoma is classified as Hodgkin’s. If there are no Reed-Sternberg cells, then the lymphoma is classified as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Hodgkin’s lymphoma treatment or Hodgkin’s disease treatment may include chemotherapy, irradiation, and, in rare cases, stem-cell transplants. Dr Kuruvilla will manage the lymphomas conjunction with Dr Joseph Win Sullivan medical oncologist associated with Florida cancer specialist who works with Dr Kuruvilla at the Cancer Center of Putnam.

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