Follow-up Care for Hodgkin's Disease
Follow-up care for Hodgkin's disease patients is important. People who have had Hodgkin's are at risk for developing leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and other types of cancer. Regular follow-up care for Hodgkin's disease can help detect and treat new or recurrent cancer as soon as possible.
An Overview of Follow-up Care for Hodgkin's Disease
People who have had Hodgkin's disease should have regular follow-up examinations after their treatment is over and for the rest of their lives. Hodgkin's follow-up care is an important part of the overall Hodgkin's disease treatment process, and people who have had the cancer should not hesitate to discuss it with their healthcare provider.
Why Is Follow-up Care for Hodgkin's Important?
Follow-up care for patients treated for Hodgkin's disease is important because these people are at increased risk for:
Regular follow-up care following Hodgkin's treatment ensures that patients are carefully monitored, any changes in health are discussed, and new or recurrent cancer can be detected and treated as soon as possible.
Between follow-up appointments, people who have had Hodgkin's disease should report any health problems to their healthcare provider as soon as they appear.