What is the Difference between Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?
Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a B-cell lymphoma, which means that only B-type lymphocytes are changing. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is just a category, in which there are many different types of blood cancers, B-cell as well as T-cell lymphomas. Additionally, Hodgkin’s lymphoma is usually concentrated in lymph nodes (hence lymph nodes cancer) while non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas may appear in different locations. Finally, it is easier to spot a Hodgkin’s lymphoma rather than non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas due to well-known symptoms.
Is Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy the only Treatment?
While there are other Hodgkin’s lymphoma treatments in development, chemotherapy combined with radiation therapy are thought to be the most effective ones so far.
Are Stages of Lymphoma Important?
Of course. As in other types of cancer, in the case of Hodgkin’s lymphoma the more advanced stages of lymphoma, the smaller is the chance of surviving this cancer. For this reason, it is advised to pay attention to Hodgkin’s lymphoma symptoms such as swollen lymph nodes and night sweats.