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Focussed treatment for Hodgkin's disease

An significant focussed technique of radiation therapy promises a better result for people with Hodgkin's disease. These days a full cure is likely for most of those who develop// Hodgkin's disease. But their recovery may be impaired by short and long-term complications of conventional radiation treatment. .. ..The problem lies with radiation damaging healthy tissue, if applied in the usu...

A Vaccine For Non – Hodgkin’s Lymphom

At present researchers have discovered vaccines to various diseases such as flu, measles, whooping cough and other illnesses. Now, scientists are testing vaccines to keep cancer from coming back. // ....Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer of the lymph system that almost always comes back, even after chemotherapy and eventually most of these patients ultimately develop resistant disease and die of...

Virus makes Hodgkin’s disease more deadl

A herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), has long been thought to contribute to the development of Hodgkin's disease. But no one has carefully studied the possible link between EBV and Hodgkin's survival, according to researchers led by Dr. Christina A. Clarke from Northern California Cancer Center in Union City. .. .. This virus is believed to inc...

Radiation in Hodgkin’s increases breast cancer ris

Women who survive Hodgkin's disease are found to have a higher risk of developing breast cancer due to the radiation therapy that is given for the same, a new research has concluded. //.. ..Hodgkin's is a disease that affects the lymph nodes and the other immune system organs. Researchers found that women had a 40 percent higher chance of developing breast cancer if they survived Hodgkin's lympho...

Cancer cells were killed even at reduced dose of radiation therapy in early stage Hodgkin’s.

Professor Hans Theodor Eich and his colleagues from University of Cologne, Germany has found that lowering dose of radiation in Hodgkin’s Lymphoma patients undergoing chemotherapy does not increase the risk of disease //progression but benefits in reducing the side effects of radiation therapy. The results of the study were published in American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. The...

Researchers Analyzes Risk Between Hodgkin Disease and Heart Attack Mortality

Doctors have long known that patients treated for Hodgkin disease are at an increased risk for heart attacks. Researchers quantify the risk of fatal heart attacks// associated with different types of treatment, and they find that the increased risk persists for at least 25 years after Hodgkin disease treatment. ....Hodgkin disease is a type of lymphoma that causes enlargement of lymph nodes, sp...
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