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can you please define hodgkin disease treatment?

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Dr. Chung-Han Lee
Medical Oncology 12 years experience
Depends on the Stage: Depending on the stage of the disease, the initial therapy for hodgkin's disease is a usually chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination of both.

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How is hodgkin's disease treated?

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Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 10 years experience
Chemotherapy: Either radiation or chemotherapy or both are used to treat hodgkin's disease depending on the cell type and stage.
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What are the side effects of treatment for hodgkin's disease?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Treatment: Surgery is the most serious treatment, and has many possible side effects, but removes the bulk of the tumor. Radiation therapy can be used to help reduce the tumor size or treat the area of the tumor, and can cause skin irritation and some scarring. Chemotherapy can be used to treat the tumor or treat the spread of the tumor, and can have some uncomfortable side effects, nausea, weakness, other.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

What should I ask my doctor about treatment if I am diagnosed with hodgkin's disease?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Hodgkins Disease: Ask about the size and location of the tumor, if there is spread of the tumor and where, and what treatment options are available. The cure rate for this tumor is better than most tumors, but it is still a serious tumor that needs specialists care.
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What should my follow-up care be like for hodgkin's disease?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Lymph node CA: It depends on the oncologist for followup.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What is hodgkin's disease?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
A cancer: The short answer is a cancer of the lympoma group that spreads through the lymphatic system. Hodgkins lymphoma is probably the most curable and is identified by typical reed sternberg cells when the pathologist looks at a biopsy of one of the swollen lymph nodes.

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