A member asked:

Had hodgkins lymphoma 5 years ago just recently started feeling bad. just had ct scan of my lungs where they found some lymph nodes. is it possibl e the cancer has come back.?

9 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Addagada Rao answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Possible need workup: Remarkable progress has been made in treating hodgkins lymphoma, with chemotherapy, unfortunately could recur in few, need work up pet scan and possible biopsy to rule out recurrence.Talk to your oncologist.

Answered 6/28/2020


Dr. Ephraim Hochberg answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

Yes: It is somewhat rare for hotchkins lymphoma to recur five years after initial treatment. If the lymphoma was originally in the mediastinum (the center of the chest) it could recur in the lungs or the lymph nodes there again. A biopsy must be performed. Sorry.

Answered 9/14/2019



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