It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Syphilis, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma is aimed at killing as much cancer cells as possible in order to bring the patient into remission. Options include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and bone marrow transplant. The treatment is very effective and may lead to a cure. The cancer can only be confirmed by a biopsy. A sample of the tumor is screened. If diagnosis is confirmed, other tests may be ordered to access the spread of the cancer.