Cardiovascular screening is critical for Hodgkin Lymphoma survivors. Anthracyclines and radiation put childhood cancer survivors at higher risk for heart failure and heart disease.
Long-term survivors have been using the internet to understand their Late Effects for years. The value of self-advocacy is highlighted in this article.
More cancer patients live longer. Few get the help they need to stay healthy. 50-year Hodgkin Lymphoma survivor, Susan Leigh, describes the challenges of long-term cancer survivors.
A wonderful history of the “War on Cancer” and includes several quotes from Dr. Vincent DeVita–one of our Hodgkin lymphoma heroes! Also mentioned in the article is our “own” Susie Leigh, fellow long-term Hodgkin lymphoma survivor.
In this issue of the Journal, de Vries and colleagues examine the cause-specific late mortality among a multi-center Dutch cohort of Hodgkin lymphoma survivors.
This article describes some of the long-term effects of treatments for HL, including second cancers, fertility complications, thyroid problems, heart and lung damage, and emotional distress.