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Hodgkin's Disease - Named after the doctor who identified it in 1832 (Dr. Thomas Hodgkin), Hodgkin's disease (also called Hodgkin’s lymphoma) is a cancer of the lymphatic system. A type of lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease is marked by the presence of a type of cell called the Reed-Sternberg cell. Hodgkin's disease is characterized by uncontrollable and random cell growth in the lymphatic system (i.e., lymph nodes, spleen, liver, tonsils, thymus, etc.). Among cancers, Hodgkin's disease is considered rare, accounting for less than one percent of cancer cases in the United States.
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