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Hodgkin Lymphoma

NANCY E. MUELLER and SEYMOUR GRUFFERMAN

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0045
Hodgkin Lymphoma

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Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is a malignant disease involving the lymph nodes, spleen, and other lymphoid tissue. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of HL. Topics covered include the history of HL, incidence and mortality, classification, demographic patterns, childhood social environment, infectious exposures, occupational and environmental exposures, host factors, and pathogenesis.

Keywords: Hodgkin lymphoma; lymph nodes; cancer risk; cancer epidemiology; cancer prevention; HL

Chapter.  33248 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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