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Hodgkin's
Mar 25, 2001

What are the symptoms of Hodgkin's disease?

Response from Dr. Dezube

So many cancers, including Hodgkin's disease (HD), can present in so many different ways depending upon where the cancer starts. There's no easy way to diagnose yourself with HD based on symptoms- it can present with fever, chills, weight loss, shortness of breath, anemia, swollen glands, rectal pain, itchiness, and many many other ways. The only way HD can be diagnosed is by a biopsy, usually a lymph nodes biopsy. If you have any of the above symptoms or any other persistent symptoms, it would pay to seek medical care.


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