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How can you keep on top of your health when your non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is in remission?

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Besides regular checkups, it's important to keep on top of your health in other ways when your cancer is inactive. So think about taking these steps:

  • Visit your primary care doctor once a year.
  • Get routine tests to measure your blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and thyroid function.
  • Get a flu vaccine every year and a pneumonia vaccine every 5 years.
  • If you're a woman, get a mammogram every year beginning at age 40. If you had radiation therapy and are younger than 40, your doctor may recommend starting mammograms ahead of schedule or getting regular MRI scans of your breasts.

SOURCES:

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "Follow-up Care After Treatment for Non-Hodgkin or Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Armitage, J.O. , February 2012. Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Dryver, E.T. , August 2003. British Journal of Cancer

Elis, A. , January 2002. American Journal of Hematology

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on April 25, 2018

SOURCES:

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "Follow-up Care After Treatment for Non-Hodgkin or Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Armitage, J.O. , February 2012. Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Dryver, E.T. , August 2003. British Journal of Cancer

Elis, A. , January 2002. American Journal of Hematology

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on April 25, 2018

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