Hodgkin lymphoma

Pronunciation: (HOJ-kin lim-FOH-muh)

A cancer of the immune system that is marked by the presence of a type of cell called the Reed-Sternberg cell. The two major types of Hodgkin lymphoma are classical Hodgkin lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma. Symptoms include the painless enlargement of lymph nodes, spleen, or other immune tissue. Other symptoms include fever, weight loss, fatigue, or night sweats. Also called Hodgkin disease.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Reed-Sternberg cell. Reed-Sternberg cells are large, abnormal lymphocytes that may contain more than one nucleus. These cells are found in Hodgkin lymphoma.Célula de Reed-Sternberg. Las células de Reed-Sternberg son linfocitos grandes y anormales que pueden contener más de un núcleo. Estas células se encuentran en el linfoma de Hodgkin.2003-01-26 Date last modified: 2008-01-03Lymphoma Linfoma