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stage II adult Hodgkin lymphoma

Stage II is divided into stages II and IIE. In stage II, cancer is found in two or more lymph node groups above or below the diaphragm (the thin muscle below the lungs that helps breathing and separates the chest from the abdomen). In stage IIE, cancer is found in one or more lymph node groups above or below the diaphragm and outside the lymph nodes in a nearby organ or area.

Licensed PDQ® from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).