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Stages of Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma

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    Stage I is divided into stage I and stage IE.

    • Stage I: Cancer is found in one of the following places in the lymph system:
      • One or more lymph nodes in one lymph node group.
      • Waldeyer's ring.
      • Thymus.
      • Spleen.
    • Stage IE: Cancer is found outside the lymph system in one organ or area.

    Stage II

    Stage II is divided into stage II and stage IIE.


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

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      Stage IIE adult 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). 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.

    Stage III

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    Stage III adult Hodgkin lymphoma. Cancer is found in one or more lymph node groups above and below the diaphragm (a). In stage IIIE, cancer is found in lymph node groups above and below the diaphragm and outside the lymph nodes in a nearby organ or area (b). In stage IIIS, cancer is found in lymph node groups above and below the diaphragm (a) and in the spleen (c). In stage IIIS plus E, cancer is found in lymph node groups above and below the diaphragm, outside the lymph nodes in a nearby organ or area (b), and in the spleen (c).

    Stage III is divided into stage III, stage IIIE, stage IIIS, and stage IIIE,S.

    • Stage III: Cancer is found in lymph node groups above and below the diaphragm (the thin muscle below the lungs that helps breathing and separates the chest from the abdomen).
    • Stage IIIE: Cancer is found in lymph node groups above and below the diaphragm and outside the lymph nodes in a nearby organ or area.
    • Stage IIIS: Cancer is found in lymph node groups above and below the diaphragm, and in the spleen.
    • Stage IIIE,S: Cancer is found in lymph node groups above and below the diaphragm, outside the lymph nodes in a nearby organ or area, and in the spleen.
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