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Voices of Hodgkin’s Blog
Voices of Hodgkin’s Blog
Study Finds Early Menopause May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancers
The ASCO Post –

Many women who are long-term Hodgkin’s survivors experience early menopause as a result of their radiation and chemotherapy treatments, especially if they received them at a young age. As we are already at risk for breast cancer due to the same treatments, it is important to be aware of any additional risk factors.

Glendale Woman Beats Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Breast Cancer Twice
12News (KPNX-TV, NBC) –

12News (KPNX-TV, NBC) features survivor, Dorothy Lynn Boddy and Hodgkin’s International.

Cancer Survivors “Lost In Transition”
Cancer Therapy Advisor –

Here is a brief summation of a research study published by the JCO Oncology of Practice (May 24, 2024) that appeared in the Cancer Therapy Advisor. In short, it describes the decline in follow-up care with primary care providers after five years of completing treatment.

National Standards for Cancer Survivorship Care
National Cancer Institute –

This long-awaited, important document was published just this week. It represents the input of key stakeholders in cancer survivorship and was developed over the course of many months. While the proposed standards are not mandatory, it is, at the very least, a significant attempt to put us on a course of providing optimal care for ALL cancer survivors.

Can We Talk? When to Leave and When to Stay in the Doctor-Patient Relationship
Cancer Culture –

In this insightful and intriguing essay, Dr. Stacey Wentworth looks at how to evaluate the doctor-patient relationship. She offers some key guidelines for helping survivors determine if they are in the right place, with the right person, at the right time.

Dana-Farber Adult Survivorship Program
Dana Farber Cancer Institute – The Adult Survivorship Program team and Lymphoma Division at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has created an evidence-based Hodgkin Lymphoma online educational resource website for Hodgkin Lymphoma survivors, loved ones, caregivers, and clinicians. We have designed this program to describe the different aspects of survivorship for Hodgkin Lymphoma patients, including cancer risks, care of your heart, healthy living, emotional well-being, family and relationships, and general tips. This website provides specific strategies to manage potential late and long-term effects from chemotherapy and/or radiation for Hodgkin Lymphoma and other related cancers.
VivorCare – The First Virtual Cancer Survivorship Clinic
VivorCare –

VivorCare is the first virtual survivorship clinic for those living with and beyond cancer.

Listen to the “Healthcare After Cancer Podcast”
Stanford Medicine –

Meet Dr. Stephanie Smith, Dr. Lidia Schapira, Elle Billman, and Dr. Natasha Steele – the “dream team” from Stanford Medicine who have created an exciting new resource for cancer survivors. This podcast offers a unique opportunity to hear directly from both survivors and experts in survivorship care on a wide range of subjects. It is informative, engaging, and just what we need to feel less alone in our struggles.

‘Patient Is Otherwise Healthy’
JCO Oncology Practice –

Being diagnosed with cancer at any age puts many in a tailspin.

A Large Case-Control Study of Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors Suggests a Dose-Response Association of Colorectal Cancer Risk With Subdiaphragmatic Radiotherapy
European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) –

The first study to demonstrate an association between therapeutic radiation dose to the large bowel and colorectal cancer.