What is Hodgkin lymphoma?

"I spent a beautiful day with my kids ... Pediatrician, park, school and fut. Thanks Luk and Pao, they are the engine of my life ", writes Fernando del Solar in his Twitter account, where he reflects the positive attitude he maintains in his battle against cancer.

Almost four years ago, the driver was diagnosed Hodgkin lymphoma , a type of cancer that occurs in the lymphatic system, which is part of the body's immune system.

This disease has diminished the quality of life of both the Argentine and his family, but has maintained a positive attitude to the situation.

 

What is Hodgkin lymphoma?

According to the American Cancer Society , the Hodgkin lymphoma It is a cancer that is born in white blood cells and occurs both in adults and children, as well as in patients with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

The main risk factors to develop this neoplasm is to be a young person or adult, be a man, be infected by the Epstein-Barr virus or have a family member with this disease (father or siblings)

The main symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma It is inflammation of the lymph nodes of the neck, armpits or groin, fever without apparent cause, excessive night sweats, weight loss without reason, itching and fatigue.

The main treatments for this disease are chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, radiation and stem cell transplantation.

It is important that people who register some of the symptoms, go with a specialist so that they are diagnosed in time and thus find a treatment that helps to improve the quality of life of the patients.


Video Medicine: Hodgkin's lymphoma: What you need to know - Mayo Clinic (September 2021).