The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

AIDS-Related CancersAIDS-Related Cancers
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Hodgkins disease vs. Hodgkins lymphona
Jan 25, 2002

Dear Dr. Dezube... My partner's pathology is being sent out of state because the docs here say they cannot determine if he has Hodgkins disease or Hodgkins lymphoma. I thought they were the same thing? I'm not confusing anything with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, because I specifically asked if that is what they meant, and they said no. Is Hodgkins disease different from Hodgkins lymphona? Thanks for all your great work. Brian

Response from Dr. Dezube

Dear Brian:

Hodgkin's disease is the same as Hodgkin's lymphoma. Two different names for the same disease-- I personally prefer the former name. As has been said, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

If you have swollen glands and are HIV negative, does this mean that you don't have HIV infection?
My primary care provider is incompetent; I'm pissed!

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint