Quiz: Introduction to Lymphoma

  1. The two main groups of lymphoma in humans are Hodgkin lymphoma and the non-Hodgkin Lymphomas (NHL).
  2. Hodgkin lymphoma, named for Thomas Hodgkin, is an American physician who identified it in 1832.
  3. Hodgkin lymphoma only occurs in a group of lymph nodes, not in a single lymph node or in other parts of the lymphatic system, such as the bone marrow and spleen.
  4. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma can spread to almost any part of the body, including the liver, bone marrow, and spleen.
  5. Sex is one of the risk factors for developing NHL, but race is not.
  6. People infected with HIV are more likely to develop lymphatic disease.
  7. One of the symptoms for lymphatic disease is swelling of the lymph nodes; however, this symptom may be easily overlooked because the enlargement does not cause any pain.
  8. Hodgkin lymphoma may be cured with chemotherapy with almost no incidence of secondary acute nonlymphocytic leukemia within 10 years.