Hodgkins Diagnoses Follow a Seasonal Pattern!

Hodgkin's lymphoma is more likely to be diagnosed during certain months-- suggesting that, in some groups, the cancer follows a seasonal pattern, according to a new study.

Researchers found that, in Sweden during the second half of the 20th century, men under 50 were more likely to be diagnosed with the cancer in February, while women under 50 were diagnosed less often in August and December, and boys less than 15 years old were more often diagnosed in March. These findings support the theory that the cancer is caused by a virus or bacteria, or other infectious agent, says study author Dr. Ellen T. Chang of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Full Article

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