When you have radiation and chemotherapy, you may have long-term side effects. While these are not common, they are significant. For these reasons, you’ll need to make sure you keep your follow-up appointments with your doctor. Here are some of the things he or she will be checking you for.
How well your thyroid gland is working
How strong your heart is (a weakened heart muscle may cause shortness of breath)
Signs of a cancer. People who have had Hodgkin’s disease have an increased risk of developing a second type of cancer, particularly a non-Hodgkin’s type of lymphoma, several years after the Hodgkin’s disease has been successfully treated.
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