About Hodgkin Lymphoma
SYMPTOMS OF HL CAN INCLUDE2:
LOSS OF APPETITE
RISK FACTORS INCLUDE3:
(HL is slightly more common in males than females)
In fact, HL is most common in early adulthood (a person’s 20s), and the risk rises again in late adulthood (after age 55)3
Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL)
The stages of HL tell you about the number and places in the body that are affected and helps your doctor to decide what treatment you need. Early-stage disease is defined as Stage 1 or 2.5
Advanced-stage is typically defined as Stage 3 or 4.5
Stages 1-4 of HL are generally treated with chemotherapy or combination regimens.6
Advanced-stage HL patients have poorer outcomes compared with early-stage HL patients when treated with chemotherapy.7
Hodgkin lymphoma has an overall 5-year survival rate of 86.6%8
The percentage of people who live at least 5 years after being diagnosed with HL, by stage8:
Hodgkin lymphoma has a 5-year survival rate of approximately 90%
Hodgkin lymphoma has a 5-year survival rate of 83%
Hodgkin lymphoma has a 5-year survival rate of 73%
For many people with HL, treatment can cure the lymphoma, while others will see their HL come back.9
Some chemotherapy drugs can have long-lasting side effects, some of which might not occur until months or years after treatment has ended, such as lung damage, secondary cancers, loss of fertility and heart disease.10,11
AFTER TREATMENT, IT'S IMPORTANT TO CONTINUE
TO SEE YOUR DOCTOR AND TALK ABOUT A
SURVIVORSHIP CARE PLAN, INCLUDING:
- American Cancer Society. What is Hodgkin Lymphoma? https://www.cancer.org/CANCER/HODGKIN-LYMPHOMA/ABOUT/WHAT-IS-HODGKIN-DISEASE.HTML. Accessed April 25, 2019.
- American Cancer Society. Signs and Symptoms of Hodgkin Lymphoma. https://www.cancer.org/CANCER/HODGKIN-LYMPHOMA/DETECTION-DIAGNOSIS-STAGING/SIGNS-AND-SYMPTOMS.HTML. Accessed April 25, 2019.
- American Cancer Society. Hodgkin Lymphoma Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention. Available at https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/CRC/PDF/Public/8650.00.pdf. Accessed April 25, 2019.
- American Cancer Society. Key Statistics for Hodgkin Lymphoma. Available at https://www.cancer.org/CANCER/HODGKIN-LYMPHOMA/ABOUT/KEY-STATISTICS.HTML. Accessed April 25, 2019.
- Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology. Frontline Therapy for Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma by Stage and Prognostic Factors. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1179554917731072. Accessed September 11, 2019.
- American Cancer Society. Treating Classic Hodgkin Lymphoma by Stage. Available at https://www.cancer.org/CANCER/HODGKIN-LYMPHOMA/TREATING/BY-STAGE.HTML Accessed April 25, 2019.
- Gordon Li, Et Al. Randomized Phase lii Trial Of Abvd Versus Stanford V With Or Without Radiation Therapy In Locally Extensive And Advanced-Stage Hodgkin Lymphoma: An Intergroup Study Coordination By The Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (E2496). J Clin Oncol. 2013;31:684-691. Accessed April 25, 2019.
- National Cancer Institute. Cancer Stat Facts: Hodgkin Lymphoma. Available at https://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/hodg.html. Accessed April 25, 2019.
- American Cancer Society. Living as a Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivor. Available at HTTPS://WWW.CANCER.ORG/CANCER/HODGKIN-LYMPHOMA/AFTER-TREATMENT/FOLLOW-UP.HTML. Accessed April 25, 2019.
- American Cancer Society. Chemotherapy at Hodgkin Lymphoma. Available at https://www.cancer.org/CANCER/HODGKIN-LYMPHOMA/TREATING/CHEMOTHERAPY.HTML. Accessed April 25, 2019.
- American Cancer Society. Late and Long-term Side Effects of Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment. Available at HTTPS://WWW.CANCER.ORG/CANCER/HODGKIN-LYMPHOMA/AFTER-TREATMENT/LIFESTYLE-CHANGES.HTML. Accessed April 25, 2019.