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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.

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.

Childhood Cancer Survivors At Greater Risk For Death After Major Cardiovascular Event
Healio –

This article describes research done by the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and CARDIA, which stands for “Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults.” These two organizations combined their data bases to create an in-depth study of the specific risks for childhood cancer survivors. The results are concerning, and they underline the need for early and frequent observation post treatment.

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.
The Late Effects Of Childhood Cancer
Cancer Today –

Hodgkin’s International was honored to be mentioned in this recent article about late effects that appeared in “Cancer Today,” a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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.

It Takes a Lifetime to Survive Childhood Cancer
New York Times –

One night in 1981, in the middle of bath time, Marty Gonzalez noticed a strange glow that seemed to emanate from inside one of the eyes of her 9-month-old daughter, Marissa.

Comorbidities Muddy Acute MI Diagnosis in Patients with Cancer Presenting with Chest Pain
Healio –

Patients with cancer had a higher rate of acute MI when presenting to the ED with chest pain.