Can Hodgkin's lymphoma be prevented?

Hodgkin's lymphoma cannot be prevented. You may be at greater risk if you have a brother or sister who has had the disease. Doctors are unsure if this connection shows that Hodgkin's lymphoma is hereditary or if it is environmental. Treatments like chemotherapy, radiation, and stem cell transplants can help many people survive a diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Continue Learning about Lymphoma


A group of cancers, lymphoma affects the vital cells that protect you from infection and disease. Non-Hodgkins lymphoma and Hodgkins disease are common types of this cancer.To fight infection, your lymph system extends through mos...

t of your body, which is why lymphoma can spread easily. If you notice swollen lymph nodes, unexplained weight loss and extreme fatigue, visit your doctor. Early detection and treatment is key to fighting lymphoma, which can be detected through blood work or a biopsy.

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