Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Fact Sheet

By Lymphoma Australia

“Lymphoma is the 5th most common cancer in Australia and the most common blood cancer.
There are two main categories of lymphoma: Hodgkin Lymphoma and non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (of which and there are over 60 different subtypes). Lymphoma is a cancer of the white blood cells called lymphocytes. When lymphocytes gain DNA mutations they divide and grow uncontrollably, resulting in lymphoma. Lymphoma cells are often found in lymph nodes, the spleen, the bone marrow or blood, but can affect almost any organ or tissue…/..

HL is an aggressive (or fast growing) lymphoma. Usually the first sign of HL is a painless, rapidly growing lump in the neck, arm pit or groin. The swelling may be painful if the lymph node is pressing on a sensitive area (nerve or blood vessel). Other common symptoms may include sweats, fever, unexplained weight loss, generalised all over body itch and people may also notice fatigue, loss of appetite, shortness of breath or pain”.

“Clinical trials are essential in identifying effective medicines and determining optimal doses of these medicines for people diagnosed with lymphoma”.

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