Late Effects of earlier treatment for Hodgkin Lymphoma- what you need to know NOW!

Long-term survivors of Hodgkin’s may face serious health issues as a consequence of earlier treatment modalities, particularly older forms of radiation and chemotherapy. Here are some of the late effects you should know about:

Heart Disease

Lung Disease

Thyroid Disease

Secondary Cancers: Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, Leukemia, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Thyroid Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Skin Cancer, and others

Radiation Fibrosis: where normally healthy tissue becomes “sclerotic” or hard and stiff

Debilitating Fatigue

Compromised Immune System: particularly for those who have had their spleen removed



At Hodgkin’s International, we are committed to making sure that each and every survivor is well informed about late effects and has the resources to act on their health concerns. For more information on these and other issues, navigate to our “Resources” site above. There you will find articles, blogs, suggested reading, clinical papers, and links to support sites for long-term survivors.

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