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Hodgkin's Disease

Most likely to affect: Lymph glands in the neck, armpit, groin & chest

Symptoms: Painless, swollen glands

Causes: Unknown

Tests: Biopsies, CT & MRI scans

Treatment: Chemotherapy & radiotherapy

Hodgkins disease is a cancer of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is part of our immune system and is made up of a network of lymph vessels and glands, as well as a number of organs. The most common symptoms are painless, swollen glands; the glands most likely to be affected are those in the neck, armpit, groin and chest. The cause is unknown. The tests that are done to diagnose Hodgkins disease are biopsy, CT and MRI scans. The treatment is chemotherapy and radiotherapy.