1. Which specialist treats Hodgkins Lymphoma?
An oncologist and/or a Hematologist
2. Can Hodgkins lymphoma be completely cured?
Doctors often employ the word "remission" when referring to Hodgkins disease because it can show up again. However it should be kept in mind that no two cancer patients are alike. The doctor might have more knowledge about the prognosis of an individual whom he is treating.
3. What should the patient do during treatment?
Regular follow-ups are vital for an individual being treated for Hodgkins disease. Close monitoring of the patient for several years might be required. Patients should closely follow their health care expert's advise . This helps to detect and treat problems as soon as they arise.
Some of the questions a patient might wish to ask the doctor:
- What are the expected treatment benefits?
- Will my normal activities be affected?
- Do I have to alter my life-style?
- What are the risks and side effects of my treatment?
- Can I be a part of a clinical trial?
- Can I continue to work while being treated?
- How often should I go for checkups?
- Will I be able to have children?