This article is about signs, symptoms, diagnosis & treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma. Also know about best hospitals for Hodgkin lymphoma treatment in India and cost of Hodgkin lymphoma treatment in India. India is known to some of the best doctors for Hodgkin lymphoma treatment in the world. With world class technology & board certified Hodgkin lymphoma specialists, India is known for Hodgkin lymphoma treatment.
What is Hodgkin lymphoma ?
Hodgkin lymphoma is a kind of lymphoma in which cancer develops from the lymphocytes or lymphatic system. This disease can happen to any age group, however it is more common in persons aged between 20-40 years. Those who are affected by Hodgkin lymphoma cells grows abnormally and spreads to other parts of the body. As the disease progresses and spreads to other parts of the body, body immune system becomes weaker and weaker thus reduces the strength to fight against infection. Such patients are very prone to infection. Hodgkin lymphoma may spread to lung, liver, or bone marrow.
Hodgkin lymphoma symptoms
- Painless swelling in arm pits and lymph nodes.
- Fever and chills
- Night sweats
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Itchy skin
- Persistent cough
- Pain in the lymph nodes
- Enlarged skin
Diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma
- CT Scans
- Lymph node biopsy
- Physical examination and history.
- Lung function test
- Complete blood count with differential.
- Blood chemistry studies.
- Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy.
- Cytogenetic analysis.
- Lumbar puncture.
- Chest X-ray
Treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma
Although treatment of ALL depends on lot of factors like age, time of diagnosis and its type, however Bone marrow stem cell transplant is among the best options.
Cost of treatment – Hodgkin lymphoma
Cost of treatment for ALL vary from hospital to hospital India. It also varies on time of diagnosis and its symptoms. The total cost may vary between $ 25000 USD up to $ 75,000 USD depending up to the treatment required.
Risk of treatment – Hodgkin lymphoma
- Secondary cancer
- Thyroid problems
- Lung damage
Survival Rates – Hodgkin lymphoma
- Stage 1 – 90%*
- Stage 2 – 90%*
- Stage 3 – 80%*
- Stage 4 – 65%*
- Chances of survival
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