Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Treatment Can Have Late Sequelae

27 mayo 2015

In Hodgkin’s lymphoma — cancer of the lymph nodes — nine out of ten patients survive the disease, thanks to the highly effective treatments that are now available. Depending on the type of treatment given, however, there may be late sequelae, researchers report. These authors studied the question of which types of treatment were more likely to be followed by the development of secondary malignant neoplasia, and they quantified the risk of such an event as a function of the treatment received.