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Is Hodgkin's Disease the same as Leukemia?

Please settle a bet, Are these two forms of cancer identical?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    NO. Leukemia is the general name for four different types of blood cancers. The four types of leukemia each begin in a cell in the bone marrow. The cell undergoes a leukemic change and it multiplies into many cells. The leukemia cells grow and survive better than normal cells and, over time, they crowd out normal cells.

    Lymphoma is a general term for a group of cancers that originate in the lymphatic system. Lymphomas result when a lymphocyte (a type of white blood cell) undergoes a malignant change and begins to multiply, eventually crowding out healthy cells and creating tumors that enlarge the lymph nodes or other parts of the immune system.

    So even though they are related, because the each involve blood cells, they are different cancers.

  • 1 decade ago

    No, Hodgkin's Disease is a form of Lymphoma. It is also referred to as Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Lymphomas originate in the Lymphatic system and can spread to organs and bone marrow. Leukemia refers to a group of cancers of the blood and bone marrow.

    Source(s): 10 year stage 4 Hodgkin's Disease survivor
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