The nurse is assessing a patient suspected of having Hodgkin's lymphoma. The nurse would expect to note lymphadenopathy in which most common area?


•In Hodgkin's lymphoma, lymphadenopathy is seen in the cervical nodes (60-80%), axilla nodes (20%), and inguinal nodes (20%).

•Other signs and symptoms of Hodgkin's lymphoma include the presence of Waldeyer ring (in the throat, occcipital area, or epitrochlear area), splenomegaly, hepatomegaly, superior vena cava syndrome, and CNS symptoms.

•Mediastinal lymph nodes are not palpable on the physical exam and must be assessed by chest radiography.

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