Understanding the Side Effects of Treatment for Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas
The goal of treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma is to cure the patient. Chemotherapy or a combination of chemotherapy and radiation can result in cures. Over 75 percent of all people diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma can be cured by current treatment approaches. The goal of treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma is to destroy as many malignant cells as possible and to induce a complete remission, that is, to eliminate all evidence of disease. In some cases in which this goal is accomplished, a cure may be achieved.
What Happens After Treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?
Completing treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma can be both stressful and exciting. You will be relieved to finish treatment, yet it is hard not to worry about cancer coming back (recurrence). This is a very common concern among those who have had cancer.