Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Informative Speech
Topic: Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Organizational Pattern: Topical
Specific Purpose: The purpose of this speech is to inform the audience about the disease Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and allow them to be more aware about what exactly it is, what the common symptoms are, and how to treat the disease.
Thesis Statement: Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, although rare, can be fatal and it is important to be informed on the cause, symptoms, and treatments to further your awareness and provide a better understanding on the dynamics of this disease.
I think we can all say we have heard many variations of the saying “Life is too short.” This expression became a reality for my family in 2011 when we got the horrifying news…show more content… II. There are quite a few risk factors involved with this disease and symptoms that are very important to be educated on.
A. There are few specific details on what actually causes lymphoma on the cellular level, why the cells become abnormal; we just know that they do.
1. Certain people are more likely to be affected by this disease than others, the reason being unknown.
a. It is more common to get this disease in an immunocompromised individual, such as someone with AIDS.
b. It is also more common in men, than women.
c. More common in individuals ages 20-25 and patients over 70 years of age.
2. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in particular compromises 33% of all lymphoma cases (Medical-Surgical Nursing).
a. There are two different types of lymphoma, Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin’s.
b. Non-Hodgkin’s is more common, but both can potentially be fatal.
B. Symptoms of this disease are very important to pay attention to because they can be mistaken for common illnesses that are not fatal.
1. Sweating, high temperature, weight loss, fatigue, anemia, and itching all over the body are symptoms of Lymphoma.
a. These symptoms are also closely related to symtpoms of the common cold, so they are easy to ignore.
b. If you wait to bring these symptoms to your doctors attention, it could be too late.
2. The most common symptom and most apparent is swelling of the lymph nodes.