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What long-term health problems may occur after being treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma?

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Long-term health problems that may occur after being treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma include leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, breast cancer, heart disease, thyroid disease, lung disease, lung cancer, and infertility. Therefore, it is essential that patients who have been treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma receive annual physical exams, as they may need to be screened for other diseases. Seek medical attention for any new, serious, or unexplained symptoms that don't go away.

SOURCES: 

News release, FDA. 

National Cancer Institute. 

National Lymphoma Network.

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

SOURCES: 

News release, FDA. 

National Cancer Institute. 

National Lymphoma Network.

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

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