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Also known as Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease is a type of cancer that attacks the cells of the immune system. Because lymph tissue is found throughout the body, Hodgkin's disease can begin in almost any part of the body and spread to almost any tissue or organ. The disease can occur in both adults and children; however, treatment for adults may be different from treatment for children.
 
Swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, and unexplained recurrent fevers are some of the signs and symptoms of Hodgkin's disease. However, because these can also be symptoms of other conditions, such as the flu, it's important to see your healthcare provider to get an accurate diagnosis. Treatment most often involves chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or both.
 
(To learn more about this topic, including some of the factors that put you at risk, click Hodgkin's Disease.)
 
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