Education, and Advocacy
You are not alone. Hodgkin’s International is a non-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Hodgkin Lymphoma survivors. Our goal is to connect survivors with one another and to provide them with essential information about the Late Effects they may face as a result of earlier treatments. We also seek to promote education and medical research in the area of survivorship, foster a better understanding of the particular needs of long term survivors, and to advocate for the interests of Hodgkin Lymphoma survivors around the world.
What are late effects?
Late Effects are the long-term side effects resulting from radiation and chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin Lymphoma. Long-term survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma are at risk for serious health issues as a consequence of earlier treatment, particularly older forms of radiation and chemotherapy. Some of these potential risks include:
Cancer survivors are
8x more likely
to have life-threatening, chronic health conditions than their healthy siblings