About This Booklet
This National Cancer Institute (NCI) booklet [NIH Publication No. 07-1555] is about Hodgkin lymphoma,* a cancer that starts in the immune system. This type of cancer is also called Hodgkin disease. In 2013, more than 9,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with this disease.
Cancer research has led to real progress against Hodgkin lymphoma. Most people diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma can now be cured, or their disease can be controlled for many years. Continuing research offers hope that, in the future, even more people with this disease will be treated successfully.
People with non-Hodgkin lymphoma have different treatment options. Instead of this booklet, they may want to read What You Need To Know About™ Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
This booklet tells about diagnosis, staging, treatment, and follow-up care. Learning about the medical care for Hodgkin lymphoma can help you take an active part in making choices about your own care.
This booklet has lists of questions to ask your doctor. Many people find it helpful to take a list of questions to a doctor visit. To help remember what your doctor says, you can take notes or ask whether you may use a tape recorder. You may also want to have a family member or friend go with you when you talk with the doctor -- to take part in the discussion, to take notes, or just to listen.
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