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Side Effects

Cancer treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma can produce side effects. The goal of treatment is to kill the cancer cells, but cancer treatments can damage normal cells too which causes side effects. Patients react to treatments in different ways. Some patients may have very mild side effects.  For other patients, side effects can be more severe, sometimes requiring hospitalization. For most patients, treatment side effects are temporary and go away once therapy end ...

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Late Effects

By Abby Henry, Oncology Content Manager, PearlPoint Cancer Support   September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Adult survivors of childhood cancer may still deal with the late effects of cancer and cancer treatment years after their last treatment. The late effects of childhood cancer can include many different parts of the body and differ from person to person. Predominately the risk of late effects depends on the following: Type of cancer Specific treatmen ...

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Treatment

It's important that your doctor is experienced in treating patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) or has access to a CML specialist. Doctors who specialize in treating patients with CML are called “hematologist-oncologists.”  
    Types of CML Treatment Click the links below to read about types of treatment for CML. Lowering High White Blood Cell Counts (Leukapheresis) Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor (TKI) Therapy Ch ...

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Katie

Ten days following the birth of my son in May, I developed a mass on my upper left thigh/groin area. After several weeks of being seen by multiple physicians, it was decided that I would need a surgical biopsy to determine if we were dealing with cancer or a benign growth. On July 21, 2016, two weeks before my 32 birthday, I was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell non-hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Needless to say, I had never in my wildest dreams imagined that I would be sp ...

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Adolescent & Young Adult Survivorship

Adolescentes y adultos jóvenes sobrevivientes de cáncer

Moving Forward A guidebook to Adolescent & Young Adult Survivorship This guidebook was created to provide young adult cancer survivors with the resources to meet the challenges that life after treatment can present. Contained within this book, you will find tips for creating your own survivorship care plan, identifying late effects, re-entering school and work, coping with fertility, and living health ...

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