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Hodgkin Lymphoma

  • Posted: 07/31/2013

Follow-up Care

After treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma, you’ll need regular checkups, such as every 3 or 4 months for the first year and less often after that.

Checkups help ensure that any changes in your health are noted and treated if needed. If you have any health problems between checkups, contact your doctor.

Hodgkin lymphoma may come back after treatment.Your doctor will check for the return of lymphoma. Checkups also help detect health problems that can result from cancer treatment, such as heart disease, thyroid disease, or cancer.

Checkups may include a physical exam, blood tests, chest x-rays, CT scans, or other tests.

You may find it helpful to read the NCI booklet Facing Forward: Life After Cancer Treatment. You may also want to read the NCI fact sheet Follow-up Care After Cancer Treatment.