Stage I-IIA non-bulky Hodgkin's lymphoma. Is further distinction based on prognostic factors useful? The Stanford experience.

PURPOSE In the United States, early-stage Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) is defined as asymptomatic stage I/II non-bulky disease. European groups stratify patients to more intense treatment by considering additional unfavorable factors, such as age, number of nodal sites, sedimentation rate, extranodal disease, and elements of the international prognostic score… CONTINUE READING