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Hodgkin lymphoma

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Introduction
Hodgkin lymphoma is an uncommon cancer that develops in the lymphatic system, which is a network of vessels and glands spread throughout your body.
Symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma
The most common symptom of Hodgkin lymphoma is a swelling in the neck, armpit or groin. The swelling is usually painless, although some people find that it aches.
Causes of Hodgkin lymphoma
Hodgkin lymphoma is caused by a change (mutation) in the DNA of a type of white blood cell called B lymphocytes, although the exact reason why this happens is not known.
Diagnosing Hodgkin lymphoma
If you see your GP with symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma, they will ask about your health and carry out a simple physical examination.
Treating Hodgkin lymphoma
Hodgkin lymphoma can usually be treated successfully with chemotherapy alone, or chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy.
Complications of Hodgkin lymphoma
Some people treated for Hodgkin lymphoma experience long-term problems, even if they have been cured.