Hodgkin Lymphoma is sometimes misdiagnosed as Tuberculosis

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Tuberculosis, 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.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Night sweats or fever, unexplained fatigue, persistent cough, shortness of breath, unexplained appetite or weight loss, chest or stomach pain, swollen belly, bruising or bleeding easily, a rash or itch, trouble getting over infections

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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