stage II childhood Hodgkin lymphoma

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

Stage II is divided into stages II and IIE. In stage II, cancer is found in two or more lymph node groups either above or below the diaphragm (the thin muscle below the lungs that helps breathing and separates the chest from the abdomen). In stage IIE, cancer is found in one or more lymph node groups either above or below the diaphragm and outside the lymph nodes in a nearby organ or area.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Stage II childhood Hodgkin lymphoma. Cancer is found in two or more lymph node groups, and both are either above (a) or below (b) the diaphragm.

Caption: Stage IIE childhood Hodgkin lymphoma. Cancer is found in one or more lymph node groups above or below the diaphragm and outside the lymph nodes in a nearby organ or area (a).

2007-01-05 Date last modified: 2012-10-18Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma TreatmentLinfoma de Hodgkin infantil: Tratamiento