A 55‐year‐old white man was diagnosed in 1975 with Hodgkin's disease stage IIA, mixed cellularity. He was treated with 4,500 rads to an inverted‐Y field followed by six cycles of MOPP and remained in complete remission. In 1983 a right axillary lymph node biopsy showed recurrent Hodgkin's disease, mixed cellularity. While receiving his initial chemotherapy he developed persistent epigastric distress. Endoscopic gastric biopsy demonstrated a diffuse large‐cell non‐Hodgkin's lymphoma. Surface marker studies confirmed the separate identity of these two malignant lymphoproliferative processes. This represents the first reported simultaneous occurrence of relapsing Hodgkin's disease with treatmentrelated non‐Hodgkin's lymphoma.
- Hodgkin's disease
- treatment‐related non‐Hodgkin's lymphoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Cancer Research