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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 8-14

Long term sequelae of hodgkin's disease in children.

Dept of Medical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Bombay, India

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G Kapoor
Dept of Medical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Bombay, India

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Childhood Hodgkin's Disease is now accepted as a curable disease. Prolonged survival after therapy for this pediatric cancer has brought to light many late complications of therapy like gonadal failure, hypothyroidism, second malignancy, pulmonary/cardiac toxicity and fulminant sepsis. Hence choice of treatment modality is to a large extent influenced by long-term sequelae. Cure with minimal morbidity and highest quality of life achievable is now the goal of the treating physician.

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