Follow-up Care for Hodgkin’s Disease

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.

Connect with MLH

New Appointments
1.866.CALL.MLH

 Well Ahead Newsletter


STAY CONNECTED

Copyright 2014 Main Line Health

Printed from: www.mainlinehealth.org/stw/Page.asp?PageID=STW016818

The information provided in this Web site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for medical advice. All medical information presented should be discussed with your healthcare professional. See additional Terms of Use at www.mainlinehealth.org/terms. For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.