Late Effects from Childhood and Adolescent Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment
Children and adolescents may have treatment-related side effects that appear months or years after treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma. Because of these late effects on health and development, regular follow-up exams are important. Late effects may include problems with the following:
Development of sex organs in males.
Fertility (ability to have children).
Thyroid, heart, or lungs.
An increased risk of developing a second primary cancer.
Bone growth and development.
There is an increased risk of developing breast cancer for female survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma. This risk depends on the amount of radiation therapy they received during treatment. It is suggested that these patients have a mammogram once a year starting 8 years after treatment or at age 25 years, whichever is later. Female survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma who have breast cancer have an increased risk of dying from the disease compared to patients with no history of Hodgkin lymphoma who have breast cancer.
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