Complications in the treatment of Hodgkin's disease.

  title={Complications in the treatment of Hodgkin's disease.},
  author={Albert S. Alberts and Louis Goedhals},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  volume={72 6},
Early Hodgkin's disease is curable with radiotherapy, while combination chemotherapy is curative for stages III and IV. The acute side-effects of treatment (haematological, infectious and neurological toxicity), as well as the late side-effects (sterility, cardiac and pulmonary damage and secondary neoplasms), are therefore of major concern. Data on 60 patients treated over a 12-year period in Bloemfontein were analysed. The acute and chronic complications encountered were in the range expected… CONTINUE READING