Care of the adult hodgkin lymphoma survivor

Carrie A. Thompson, Karen Mauck, Rachel Havyer, Anjali Bhagra, Henna Kalsi, Sharonne N. Hayes

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Abstract

Of those individuals diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, 85% will survive and may be affected by residual effects of their cancer and its therapy (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, stem cell transplantation). Hodgkin lymphoma survivors are at risk of developing secondary malignancies, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, thyroid disease, infertility, premature menopause, chronic fatigue, and psychosocial issues. These conditions usually have a long latency and therefore present years or decades after Hodgkin lymphoma treatment, when the patient's care is being managed by a primary care provider. This review summarizes these unique potential medical and psychologic sequelae of Hodgkin lymphoma, and provides screening and management recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1106-1112
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Medicine
Volume124
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Primary care physicians
  • Survivors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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