Hodgkin lymphoma

A cancer of the immune system that is marked by the presence of a type of cell called the Reed-Sternberg cell. Symptoms include the painless enlargement of lymph nodes, spleen, or other immune tissue. Other symptoms include fever, weight loss, fatigue, or night sweats. Also called Hodgkin disease.

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  • stage I childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma — Cancer is found in a single area or lymph node outside of the abdomen or chest …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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