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Hodgkins Lymphoma Staging

A doctor discuses Hodgkins Lymphoma staging with a patient

Staging is the process of determining with specific tests whether cancer has spread and, if so, how far. It is important to know the stage of the disease in order to plan treatment and this also helps to predict outcome, or prognosis.

Additional Symptoms Used in Staging

Hodgkin's lymphoma stages are also noted by the presence or absence of certain symptoms of the disease:

For example, stage IIIB is disease that is symptomatic, involves lymph node regions or structures on both sides of the body, and is further classified depending on the organs and areas involved.

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