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Hodgkin's Disease

Hodgkin's Disease

Hodgkin's disease, also known as Hodgkin's lymphoma, is an immune disease characterized by abnormal growth of cells in the lymphatic system. This form of cancer is most common in young adults between 15 and 35 years of age, or in adults over the age of 50. 

Lymphoma occurs when cells in the lymph nodes start to produce malignant cells that can attack other tissues in the body. Hodgkin's disease is the rarer of the two varieties of lymphatic cancer, the other being non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. There are four kinds of Hodgkin's disease: chronic lymphocytic leukemia; cutaneous B-cell lymphoma; cutaneous T-cell lymphoma; and lymphoma. 

Among the common symptoms of Hodgkin's disease are swelling of the lymph nodes in the armpit, groin or neck; fever; night sweats, unexplained weight loss; fatigue; itching; and a heightened sensitivity to alcohol. Risk factors for the condition include age, a family history of the disease, being male, and a history of illnesses caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. 

Treatment of Hodgkin's disease depends on the stage of cancer, but options include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, bone marrow transplants, and drug therapy using medication. Drug classes sometimes used to treat Hodgkin's disease are nitrosoureas, nitrogen mustard analogs, methylhydrazines, other cytotoxic antibiotics, other topical antineoplastics, antineoplastic monoclonal antibodies, and vinca alkaloids and analogs.


Drugs Used To Treat Hodgkin's Disease:

Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Anaphylaxis, Crohn's Disease.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eczema, Leukemia, Lupus, Allergic Conjunctivitis.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Eczema, Leukemia, Lupus, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Eczema, Leukemia, Lupus, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis.
Antineoplastic Monoclonal Antibodies
Commonly used to treat Melanoma, Hodgkin's Disease, head and neck cancer.

Drugs Related to Hodgkin's Disease:

Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Anaphylaxis, Crohn's Disease.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eczema, Leukemia, Lupus, Allergic Conjunctivitis.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Eczema, Leukemia, Lupus, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Eczema, Leukemia, Lupus, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis.
Antineoplastic Monoclonal Antibodies
Commonly used to treat Melanoma, Hodgkin's Disease, head and neck cancer.
Nitrogen Mustard Analogs
Commonly used to treat Breast Cancer, Leukemia, Hodgkin's Disease, Ovarian Cancer, acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Eczema, Gout, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Allergic Conjunctivitis.
Other Alkylating Agents
Commonly used to treat Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Disease, peritoneal effusion, pericardial effusion, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).
Nitrosoureas
Commonly used to treat Brain Tumor, Hodgkin's Disease, brain metastases.
Topical Anti-hemorrhoidals with Corticosteroids
Commonly used to treat Addison's disease.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eczema, Leukemia, Lupus, Allergic Conjunctivitis.
Anthracyclines
Commonly used to treat Breast Cancer, Hodgkin's Disease, Ovarian Cancer, acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), bladder cancer.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Eczema, Gout, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Allergic Conjunctivitis.
Other Cytotoxic Antibiotics
Commonly used to treat penile cancer.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eczema, Leukemia, Lupus, Allergic Conjunctivitis.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Addison's disease.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Chronic ITP, Crohn's Disease.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Eczema, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Anaphylaxis.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Eczema, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Anaphylaxis.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Eczema, Gout, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Allergic Conjunctivitis.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Meningitis, Anaphylaxis.
Nitrogen Mustard Analogs
Commonly used to treat Hodgkin's Disease, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL).
Methylhydrazines
Commonly used to treat Hodgkin's Disease.
Other Alkylating Agents
Commonly used to treat Hodgkin's Disease.
Other Topical Antineoplastics
Commonly used to treat Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Disease, peritoneal effusion, pericardial effusion, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).
Antineoplastic Monoclonal Antibodies
Commonly used to treat Hodgkin's Disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL).
Vinca Alkaloids and Analogs
Commonly used to treat Hodgkin's Disease, Kaposi's Sarcoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), testicular cancer.
Nitrosoureas
Commonly used to treat Hodgkin's Disease.
Anthracyclines
Commonly used to treat Hodgkin's Disease, Ovarian Cancer, neuroblastoma, soft-tissue sarcoma, thyroid cancer, Stomach Cancer.
Ethylene Imines
Commonly used to treat Breast Cancer, Hodgkin's Disease, Ovarian Cancer, peritoneal effusion, pericardial effusion, bladder cancer.

Commonly used to treat Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Anaphylaxis, Crohn's Disease.

Commonly used to treat Asthma, Eczema, Gout, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Allergic Conjunctivitis.

Commonly used to treat Asthma, Multiple Sclerosis, Meningitis, Hodgkin's Disease, Psoriatic Arthritis, Addison's disease.

Commonly used to treat Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Anaphylaxis.
Nitrosoureas
Commonly used to treat Hodgkin's Disease, astrocytoma, brain metastases, multiple myeloma, glioblastoma multiforme, malignant glioma.
Immunomodulators, Monoclonal Antibodies
Commonly used to treat Hodgkin's Disease, head and neck cancer.

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