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David Schottenfeld and Joseph F. Fraumeni

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149616

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.001.0001

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Hodgkin Lymphoma

Hodgkin Lymphoma

Chapter:
(p.872) 45 Hodgkin Lymphoma
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Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
Author(s):

NANCY E. MUELLER

SEYMOUR GRUFFERMAN

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0045

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

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