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What are the stages of Hodgkin's lymphoma?

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Here are the stages of the disease:

Stage I. Hodgkin's lymphoma is found in only one lymph node area or structure (such as the spleen).

Stage II. Hodgkin's lymphoma is found in two or more lymph node areas on the same side of the diaphragm (the muscle beneath the lungs that moves up and down to help you breathe).

Stage III. Hodgkin's lymphoma is in lymph nodes on both sides of the diaphragm, or the cancer may also have extended to an area or organ adjacent to the lymph node or to the spleen.

Stage IV. Hodgkin's lymphoma has spread to one or more organs outside the lymphatic system such as the bone marrow or liver.

SOURCES: 

News release, FDA. 

National Cancer Institute. 

National Lymphoma Network.

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

SOURCES: 

News release, FDA. 

National Cancer Institute. 

National Lymphoma Network.

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

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