Hodgkin disease: This is a cancer that develops in the lymph system (lymphoma), part of the body's immune system. Because there is lymph tissue in many areas of the body, Hodgkin disease can start in almost any part of the body
The disease most often develops on the background of good health and the absence of any complaints. Mild and non-permanent signs of the disease may hinder early diagnosis. The main symptoms of Hodgkin's lymphoma which causes the patient to seek medical attention are: Painless swelling of subcutaneous lymph nodes in the neck, armpits or groin, Cough and shortness of breath. e and weakness, Periodic hyperthermia, often accompanied by chills, Night sweats, , Decreased appetite and significant weight loss, Increased sensitivity to the effects of alcohol, which is manifested by pain in the lymph nodes after its use Repeated bacterial, viral and fungal infections characterized by its severity.
Treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma is tailored to disease type, disease stage, and an assessment of the risk of resistant disease. Hodgkin lymphoma is considered to be a curable malignancy, but therapies for this disease can have significant long-term toxicity. General treatment modalities include radiation therapy, In 2011 more than 30 000 new cancer cases were diagnosed in Finland. The most common cancer in women was breast cancer and in men prostate cancer. Nearly 4 900 women got breast cancer and over 4 700 men got prostate cancer . More than 3 000 intestinal tract cancers were found for men and women combined. Only 656 cases of gastric cancer, which was the most common cancer for both men and women in the 1950s, were detected. Statistics on the amount of cancer cases and cancer deaths are given by age group and health districts on the website of the Finnish Cancer Registry About 11 700 Finns die of cancer annually, making cancer the main cause of every fifth Finnish death