Hodgkin’s lymphoma editSet type / Edit

«Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) is a type of lymphoma in which cancer originates from a specific type of white blood cells called lymphocytes.[8] Symptoms may include fever, night sweats, and weight loss.[2] Often there will be non-painful enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, under the arm, or in the groin.[2] Those affected may feel tired or be itchy.[2]

About half of cases of Hodgkin's lymphoma are due to Epstein–Barr virus (EBV).[3] Other risk factors include a family history of the condition and having HIV/AIDS.[2][3] There are two major types of Hodgkin lymphoma: classical Hodgkin lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma.[5] Diagnosis is by finding Hodgkin's cells such as multinucleated Reed–Sternberg cells (RS cells) in lymph nodes.[2] The virus-positive cases are classified as a form of the Epstein-Barr virus-associated lymphoproliferative diseases.[9]

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