Diagnosis and treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma

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The successful treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma is one of the most impressive achievements of modern medicine. Today more than 90 % of patients without fever, weight loss, or night sweats (B symptoms) are cured with optimal treatment, and 60-70 % of those with B symptoms are cured as well. Fortunately, most patients do not have B symptoms at presentation. These cure rates have not been achieved without problems. Long-term complications of cure have interrupted the well-being of a sizeable fraction of survivors, and relapses-even late relapses-are still a problem. Current clinical research is focused on optimal noninvasive staging of disease, reducing the short- and long-term complications of treatment, and early diagnosis of serious long-term complications such as cardiac disease and second malignancies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeoplastic Diseases of the Blood
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9781461437642, 1461437636, 9781461437635
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2013


  • Chemotherapy
  • Classification of Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Staging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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