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Hodgkin lymphoma survivors have higher risk for cardiovascular diseases

from Oncology Nurse Advisor

Survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma appear to be at higher risk for cardiovascular diseases and both physicians and patients need to be aware of this increased risk, according to an article published by JAMA Internal Medicine. Hodgkin lymphoma is a curable cancer with 10-year survival rates exceeding 80 percent. Treatment for HL has been associated with increased risks for other cancers and cardiovascular diseases, and those later cardiovascular complications may be the consequence of radiotherapy and chemotherapy in HL treatment, according to the study background. more

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