NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Hodgkin Lymphoma, Version 1.2015
A sheet of muscles below the ribs that helps a person to
Measurement of the different types of white blood cells
present in a blood sample.
Cancer that has spread outside of lymph nodes to other
A test that uses sound waves to make pictures of the heart.
The amount of blood is pumped out of the left side of your
erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
A test for inflammation based on how much clear liquid is at
the top of a tube of blood after one hour.
Removal of a tumor but not too much healthy tissue.
external beam radiation therapy (EBRT)
Radiation therapy received from a machine outside the body.
Severe tiredness despite getting enough sleep that limits
one’s ability to function.
An expert who helps men and women have babies.
fine-needle aspiration (FNA)
Use of a thin needle to remove fluid or tissue from the body
to test for disease.
four-dimensional computed tomography (4D-CT)
A CT scan that can show the movement of organs.
gas diffusion test
A test that uses harmless gas to measure how much a
person can breathe out.
Instructions in cells for making and controlling cells.
A controlled loss of wakefulness from drugs.
Radiation therapy that uses protons to treat a disease. Also
called proton therapy.
A cancer that starts in a type of white blood cell
(lymphocyte). Reed-Sternberg cells are present.
image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
Radiation therapy that uses imaging tests during treatment to
better target the tumor.
The body’s natural defense against illness.
A test of cancer cells to find specific cell traits involved in
abnormal cell growth.
A type of drug that modifies some parts of the body’s
intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
Radiation therapy that uses small beams of different
strengths based on the thickness of the tissue.
involved-site radiation therapy (ISRT)
Treatment with high-energy rays (radiation) that is delivered
to lymph nodes and nearby sites with cancer.
A protein that helps to make energy in cells.
Organ that removes waste from the blood and helps to digest
liver function test
Test that measures chemicals in the blood that are made or
processed by the liver.
Medicine that causes a loss of feeling in a small part of the
A clear fluid containing white blood cells.
Small groups of special disease-fighting cells located
throughout the body.