Frequently Asked Questions

Expert answers to questions about Hodgkin lymphoma.
Alcohol Related Pain and Hodgkin’s Disease
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," My initial Hodgkin's symptom was arm pain. It took 9 months to get diagnosed. The pain was increased with minimal amounts of alcohol ingestion. I ..
Hodgkins and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Dear OncoLink "Ask the Experts," What is the difference between Hodgkins and Non-Hodgkins lymphoma? I read the web page,but did not see the difference between the two except that the ..
Long-term Side Effects of Radiation for the Treatment of Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Dear OncoLink "Ask the Experts," I am looking for data or research that explains long term side effects for survivors of radiation therapy for the treatment of Hodgkin's Lymphoma IIA. ..
Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Dear OncoLink "Ask the Experts," We want know your opinion about a Hodgkin's Disease (HD) case. L.G., female, age 28, European, Medical Doctor (Surgeon). In December 1995 she was given ..
Staging Laparotomy and Hodgkin's Disease
Dear OncoLink "Ask the Experts," My 25-year-old daughter has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease stage IIA. This was determined by biopsy and physical exam. The blood test, bone marrow extraction, ..
Hodgkin's Disease
Dear OncoLink "Ask the Experts," I was surfing the Net and I thank you for the great Web site about Hodgkin's disease. My friend's dad was just diagnosed with Hodgkin's ..
Hodgkin's Disease and Blood or Organ Donation
Dear OncoLink "Ask the Experts," Hello! I have been treated for recurrent/refractory Hodgkins disease, first with ABVD, then with ICE, mantle field and total lymph node irradiation, followed by cytoxan ..
Hodgkin's Disease and Chemotherapy
Dear OncoLink "Ask the Experts," My husband was recently diagnosed with lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin's Disease (nodular type) and is presently undergoing ABVD chemotherapy treatment prior to radiation therapy. In trying ..
Long-term Side Effects of Radiation Therapy for Hodgkin's Disease
Dear OncoLink "Ask the Experts," Where can I find research information on long-term effects of radiation therapy for Hodgkin's disease to neck lymph nodes, lungs, and heart?   Thank you. ..
Radiation Therapy for Hodgkin's Disease and Breast Cancer
Dear OncoLink "Ask the Experts," Your article on the long-term effects of radiation failed to mention the connection between radiation therapy and breast cancer. There have been many articles including ..
Elevated ESR (sed rate) after treatment for Hodgkin's Disease
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," My Mom's Hodgkin's Disease (stage 2) has been in remission for 16 years, after both radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Her recent blood test revealed a ..
Treatment for Stage 4 Hodgkin's Disease
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," My daughter was diagnosed last March with Hodgkin's, stage 4. She had extensive tumors in the lungs, liver, and spleen. After 6 months of ABVD ..
Pregnancy after Hodgkin's Disease
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," I had treatments for Hodgkin's Disease almost three years ago. I have had very normal blood levels and clear x-rays and CT scans since the ..
Hereditary Aspect to Hodgkin's Disease (HD)?
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," I would like to know if HD can be inherited? I had HD at 18 years old with a recurrence several years later. At 28 ..
Follow-up Protocol for Hodgkin's Disease
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," I have Hodgkin's disease, stage 2, NS (nodular sclerosis) subtype. I have completed chemotherapy and radiation, but am not being scanned for about 7 weeks. ..
Mono Leads to Hodgkin's?
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," I have been reading that there is a correlation between mono and Hodgkin's. Is there any screening for high-risk people to detect Hodgkin's very early? ..
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma TypeB stage II of the tonsils
Dear OncoLink "Ask the Experts," I am looking for links or location of information on N-HL, Type B, Stage 2, of the tonsils. My sister in law has been so ..
Staging of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Dear OncoLink "Ask the Experts," My girlfriend was recently diagnosed with Adult non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. She had a bone marrow biopsy done and her doctor says she has lymphoma in her ..
Primary Central Nervous System Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Dear OncoLink "Ask the Experts," I have been searching for information about Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma of the Brain. I can't seem to locate any information anywhere on the Internet. According to ..
Pain Associated with the Treatment of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Dear OncoLink "Ask the Experts," I would like to know more about non-Hodgkinís Lymphoma (NHL) classified as diffuse and follicular small cleaved cells and the associated pain (due to the ..
Hodgkin's Disease and Fertility
Dear OncoLink "Ask the Experts," If someone could please respond to my query, I would be most appreciative. My brother was first diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease at seventeen, he's now ..
Heart and lung problems after treatment for Hodgkin's Disease
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," I had Hodgkin's Disease 18 years ago when I was 8 years old. It was in stage 2 and I had radiation. What should I ..
Late cardiac side effects of Hodgkin's treatment
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," I had Hodgkin's disease 15 years ago and had full mantle radiation. I know two women who also had Hodgkin's. They both had to have ..

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FDA Approves Zydelig for Three Types of Blood Cancer

Jul 24, 2014 - Zydelig (idelalisib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat relapsed forms of blood cancer, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia, follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and small lymphocytic lymphoma, the FDA said Wednesday in a news release.



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