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Frequently Asked
Hodgkin's Questions



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    0.  Introduction

      0.0  Overview
      0.1  Contributors
      0.2  Contributions Wanted!

    1.  Words

      1.0  Overview
      1.1  General Abbreviations & Acronyms
      1.2  Chemotherapy Drug Abbreviations & Acronyms
      1.3  Test & Treatment Abbreviations & Acronyms
      1.4  Glossaries

    2.  What is Hodgkin's Disease?

      2.0  Overview
      2.1  Hodgkin's Disease
      2.2  The lymphatic system
      2.3  Reed Sternberg cell
      2.4  History of Hodgkin's Disease
      2.5  Symptoms and warning signs
      2.6  Staging
      2.7  Subtypes
      2.8  What causes Hodgkin's Disease?

    3.  Diagnosis

      3.0  Overview
      3.1  General
      3.2  Gallium / Thallium scan (Scintigraphy)
      3.3  Computer Tomography (CT)
      3.4  Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
      3.5  Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
      3.6  Biopsy
      3.7  Bone marrow biopsy (BMB)
      3.8  Lymphangiogram
      3.9  Blood tests
      3.10 MUGA Scan

    4.  Treatment

      4.0  Overview
      4.1  Radiotherapy
      4.2  Chemotherapy
      4.3  High dose chemotherapy
      4.4  Blood counts
      4.5  Catheters and Ports
      4.6  Alternative medicine

    5.  Side effects

      5.0  Overview
      5.1  Hair loss
      5.2  Infection
      5.3  Nausea
      5.4  Eating and drinking
      5.5  Mouth sores and jaw pain
      5.6  Fertility
      5.7  Chemo and pregnancy
      5.8  Growth factors (Neupogen / G-CSF / Epogen)
      5.9  Long term effects

    6.  Survival tips

      6.0  Overview
      6.1  Come and join the Hodgkin's mailing list!
      6.2  How to make best use of the Hodgkin's mailing list
      6.3  How to unsubscribe from the Hodgkin's mailing list
      6.4  Hodgkin's related chat rooms
      6.5  How to get information
      6.6  Christina's hospital tips
      6.7  Emotional support

    7.  Remission

      7.0  Overview
      7.1  The cure
      7.2  Relapse

    8.  Statistics

      8.0  Overview
      8.1  Statistics
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