What should follow-up exams for Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease) include?

Updated: Sep 12, 2018
  • Author: Bradley W Lash, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Follow-up examinations include the following [110] :

  • History and physical examination

  • Complete blood cell count and chemistry panel, including lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), glucose, and lipid levels

  • Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels (at least annually if the patient has had neck radiation therapy)

  • Chest x-ray or CT scans of the chest every 6-12 months in the first 2-5 years

  • Abdominal and pelvic CT scans may be added every 6-12 months in the first 2-3 years, especially if the disease originally occurred below the diaphragm


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