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What should my follow-up care be like for hodgkin's disease?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Lymph node CA

It depends on the oncologist for followup.

In brief: Lymph node CA

It depends on the oncologist for followup.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Traditional periodic

Imaging and breast imaging if you received radiotherapy.
The periodicity and type are evolving. Every 3 months for 2 years, then with decreasing frequency, exams with node checks, and looks for treatment induced issues.

In brief: Traditional periodic

Imaging and breast imaging if you received radiotherapy.
The periodicity and type are evolving. Every 3 months for 2 years, then with decreasing frequency, exams with node checks, and looks for treatment induced issues.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Ephraim Hochberg
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Complex topic

The follow-up care for patients who have achieved remission for Hodgkin lymphoma is divided into two categories.
For the first five years patients are seen looking for recurrence of their disease. After that patients should be seen in a survivorship clinic to allow them the best possible chance of avoiding side effects from the chemotherapy and radiation they may have received.

In brief: Complex topic

The follow-up care for patients who have achieved remission for Hodgkin lymphoma is divided into two categories.
For the first five years patients are seen looking for recurrence of their disease. After that patients should be seen in a survivorship clinic to allow them the best possible chance of avoiding side effects from the chemotherapy and radiation they may have received.
Dr. Ephraim Hochberg
Dr. Ephraim Hochberg
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: You should have it..

After treatment for any cancer, including hodgkin lymphoma, it is essential that you see a doctor that knows about the unique health challenges that occur after cancer treatment.
Many cancer centers have long term follow up (ltfu) specialists that best know how to take care of cancer survivors. If you do not live close to one, your primary doctor can consult ltfu for help.

In brief: You should have it..

After treatment for any cancer, including hodgkin lymphoma, it is essential that you see a doctor that knows about the unique health challenges that occur after cancer treatment.
Many cancer centers have long term follow up (ltfu) specialists that best know how to take care of cancer survivors. If you do not live close to one, your primary doctor can consult ltfu for help.
Dr. Scott Diede
Dr. Scott Diede
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