Part 4: Advanced-Stage and Relapsed/Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma

Jasleen Randhawa, MD

Fellow, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Sai Ravi Pingali, MD

Fellow, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Timothy S. Fenske, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Question 1

A 47-year-old man presents with high fevers and weight loss for 2 months. On examination he is found to have cervical, supraclavicular, axillary, and inguinal lymphadenopathy. Laboratory work shows a hemoglobin level of 11 g/dL, white blood cell (WBC) count of 16,000 cells/ÁL, and a serum albumin level of 3.5 g/dL. Excisional biopsy of an inguinal lymph node is consistent with classical Hodgkin lymphoma. Which of the following factors has not been shown to be an adverse prognostic marker?

  •   Age
  •   Albumin
  •   Hemoglobin level
  •   WBC count
  •   None of the above

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