Healthy Living

Which Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors Are at Risk of Second Cancers?

Final thoughts

Developing a second cancer depends on many different things. This may include type of original cancer, age during treatment, the treatment received, heredity, as well as lifestyle choices. Even if an individual is at an increased risk, it does not necessarily mean that they will develop cancer again. It is merely important to keep in mind that, although the risk is increased, the actual number of individuals developing a second cancer is relatively small. While it is not possible to completely avoid the risk of developing a second cancer after Hodgkin lymphoma, several experts recommend staying as healthy as possible. Healthy lifestyle choices are within an individual’s control, helping to maintain good health and to reduce risk.

References

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/hodgkin-lymphoma/after-treatment/second-cancers.html

https://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/lymphoma-hodgkin/late-effects-treatment

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170313161854.htm

https://www.livestrong.org/we-can-help/healthy-living-after-treatment/second-cancers