Alternate Names : Hodgkin's Disease
What can be done to prevent the disease?
There is no way to prevent Hodgkin's lymphoma. Early diagnosis provides the best chance of a cure.
What are the long-term effects of the disease?
Hodgkin's lymphoma can be a highly curable cancer. Many advancements in treatment have been made recently. While it can recur at any point, the systematic approach to treatment of Hodgkin's disease, also called HD, has produced one of the best cancer cure rates. Treatment to relieve symptoms or pain is often helpful over the long term.
Many people with Hodgkin's disease have lifelong problems with their immune systems even after they have been cured. It puts people at risk of developing certain bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. Prompt antibiotic treatment for all infections is needed.
What are the risks to others?
Hodgkin's lymphoma is not contagious. It poses no risk to others.