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Risk of Lung Cancer Following Therapy for Hodgkin's Disease

Purpose:

To identify the relative risk for lung cancer in a patient treated for Hodgkin's disease.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology

Objective:

risk factors, complications

ICD-10:

C34.9

Description:

A person with a history of Hodgkin's disease may subsequently develop lung cancer. The risk of lung cancer is affected by the person's smoking history, the level of radiation therapy, and the use of alkylating agents as chemotherapeutic agents. Smoking cessation can significantly reduce the risk of lung cancer. Patients at high risk may benefit from closer monitoring for this complication.

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