NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Hodgkin Lymphoma, Version 1.2015
Tube-shaped ducts that carry lymph throughout the body.
A network in the body that collects and transports a fluid
(lymph) and fights germs.
A type of white blood cell that helps protect the body from
A lymphoma cell that looks like popcorn.
Cancer that begins in white blood cells called lymphocytes
that are within the lymphatic system.
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
A test that uses radio waves and powerful magnets to see
the shape and function of body parts.
All health events and medications taken to date.
The spread of cancer cells from the first tumor to another
natural killer (NK) cell
One of three types of a white blood cell called a lymphocyte.
nodular lymphocyte-predominant hodgkin
A rare type of Hodgkin lymphoma.
A period of testing for cancer growth.
A doctor who’s an expert in testing cells to find disease.
A rating of one’s ability to do daily activities.
A review of the body by a health expert for signs of disease.
positron emission tomography (PET)
A test that uses radioactive material to see the shape and
function of body parts.
positron emission tomography/computed
A test that uses radioactive material and x-rays to view the
shape and function of organs and tissues.
The first mass of cancer cells of their kind.
The expected pattern and outcome of a disease based on
pulmonary function tests
A set of breathing tests to test the strength of the lungs.
The use of high-energy rays (radiation) to treat cancer.
A doctor who’s an expert in reading imaging tests.
A Hodgkin lymphoma cell found in classical types of the
Cancer that does not improve or go away in response to
A type of drug used for short-term loss of feeling or
awareness in a part of the body without loss of wakefulness.
The return of cancer after a cancer-free period of time.
A drug that helps a person to relax or go to sleep.
An unplanned physical or emotional response to treatment.
The steps needed to prepare for radiation therapy.
A test that uses a tube to measure how fast you breathe.
An organ to the left of the stomach that helps protect the
body from disease.