Hodgkins Disease

Topics: Lymphatic system, Cancer, Lymph node Pages: 1 (253 words) Published: March 30, 2009
Andrei Angheluta
Hodgkin’s disease

Causes: Cells in the lymphatic system become abnormal. They divide too rapidly and grow without any order or control. Because lymphatic tissue is present in many parts of the body, Hodgkin's disease can start almost anywhere. Hodgkin's disease may occur in a single lymph node, a group of lymph nodes, or, sometimes, in other parts of the lymphatic system such as the bone marrow and spleen. Symptoms:

1) A painless swelling in the lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, or groin 2) Unexplained recurrent fever
3) Night Sweats
4) Unexplained Weight Loss
5) Itchy Skin
• Prevention: There is no way to prevent it. Some risk factors are sex, the most common age to get it is 15-34 and over 55. It’s more common in men than woman. Another risk factor is family history. Treatment: If it’s early in the stage the best treatment is radiation therapy. When the disease is more widespread, this disease is best treated with chemotherapy. Cures: This disease can be cured but patients can face long term complications of these treatments, some are very serious. Lifestyle: Depression and anxiety in common in survivors. Other than that the people who have this disease lives the same way other people do. Some tend to worry less about finance and leisure and spend more time focusing on family, work, and relationships with friends. Famous People With this Disease: LeShon Johnson (Former football player for the NY Giants)

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