Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment Using Radiation Linked to Coronary Heart Disease

Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) survivors are at a greater risk of developing coronary heart disease, most likely due to their exposure to radiation of the heart during cancer treatment, researchers said in a study published in Oncology Times. Findings of a linear relationship between radiation dose and heart disease have been described for other cancer forms, but this is the first evidence that the relationship also appears to hold true in HL.

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