What after Lymphoma Treatment ?
Following therapy for both Hodgkin’s and non-lymphoma, Hodgkin’s a programme of follow-up care is required. The care plan is created based on the patient’s therapy and includes monitoring post-treatment side effects, overall health, and looking for signs of cancer recurrence. Medical exams and tests, including as CT and PET scans, may be performed during follow-up visits to the doctor. These tests are performed to check that the cancer has not returned following therapy. Based on the type of lymphoma and the level to which it had progressed before to treatment, as well as your overall health, the medical team will assess how often follow-up visits are required.
After returning home, international patients can receive follow-up care in their local centre, if their doctor recommends it. Patients with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma should have a flu vaccine every year and a pneumonia vaccine every seven years.
Long-term side effects, also known as late effects, can manifest months after treatment has ended and can include both emotional and physical manifestations. Discuss the specific late impact risks of your cancer and treatment plan with your doctor, and include monitoring and testing for late effects in your follow-up care plan.