Glossary of Hodgkin's

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Hodgkins has 2 peak agess [..] & after 50
Hodkin's is characterized by a proliferation of an abnormal cell in the , lymph nodes called the [..]
This virus is a possible cause?
Epstein Barr
Where does this arise in 90% of all pts?
single lymph node
2/3 of pts have initial nodes in [..]
cervical region
Early/Late/Advanced signs of Hodgkins:, enlargement of cervical, axillary or inguinal lymph nodes, nodes remain movable & nontender
Early/Late/Advanced signs of Hodgkins:, fatigue, fever, night sweats
hodgkins has a set of symtoms called the [..] symtoms which indicate , spread beyond the intial node
B symptoms
Early/Late/Advanced symptoms of Hodgkins:, anemia, renal function interference, bone pain
This advanced condition can occur with Hodgkins and is considered , an oncological emergency
SVCS (superior vena cava syndrome)
venous return from head, chest, & upper extremities may be imeded by , a tumor in the chest or mediastinal lymph node enlargement
(SVCS) superior vena cava syndrome
Symptoms include:, CP, dyspnea, dysphagia, cough, horarseness, facial swelling, JVD
SVCS (superior vena cava syndrome)
3 interventions for SVCS (superior vena cava syndrome)
elevate head of bed, O2, diureteics if needed
What kind of cells (size & color) are seen in Hodgkins?
small, pale cells (microcytic, hypochromic)
lymph node biopsy will reveal these type cells in Hodgkins
Reed-Sternberg cells
How is Hodkins staged?
A or B, I - VI
Treatment goal for Hodkins?
high dose radiation therapy to involved areaas 4-6 weeks cures 95% , of stage [..]
I or II

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