Hodgkin Lymphoma

Hodgkin's lymphoma, formerly known as Hodgkin's disease, occurs when cells dividing in the lymphatic system grow at an accelerated, disorganized rate. Because the lymphatic system traverses the body, Hodgkin's lymphoma can originate anywhere and spread to organs like the liver, bone marrow, and spleen.

Symptoms of Hodgkin's lymphoma may include painless swelling of lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, or groin, persistent fatigue, unintentional weight loss, severe itching, or night sweats.

Hodgkin's lymphoma is relatively rare, but the prognosis for most patients is promising, especially with the support of doctors with the GW Cancer Center’s Malignant Hematology Program.