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Follow-up care of Hodgkin Lymphoma survivors is important

Most patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) achieve long-term remission after adequate first-line treatment.

Nonetheless, follow-up care is important for several reasons.

Firstly, the risk for HL recurrence appears to be increased for 20 years after initial diagnosis (Bröckelmann et al., J Clin Oncol, 2017).

Secondly, a relevant proportion of patients develop treatment-related late effects including second malignancies. The recently published 10-year follow-up analysis of the randomized GHSG HD15 study for patients with advanced HL revealed a second malignancy rate of 7% (Engert et al., Hemasphere, 2017).

Coronary heart disease and fatigue represent other late sequelae causing relevant morbidity and mortality (van Nimwegen et al., J Clin Oncol, 2016; Kreissl et al., Lancet Oncol, 2016).

Given the need of post-treatment surveillance in HL patients, follow-up and survivorship aspects will represent a major focus of ISHL11.

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