NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Hodgkin Lymphoma, Version 1.2015
Doctors plan treatment with many
sources of information. One of these
sources is tests of your health and the
cancer. Part 2 describes who should
receive which tests before treatment.
Some of these tests are used to stage
the cancer and others to know which
treatments would work the best.
Besides tests, Part 2 describes other
types of care that are important to
receive before cancer treatment.
Your medical history includes any health events and
medicines you’ve taken in your life. You will be asked
about illnesses, injuries, health conditions, and more.
Some health problems run in families. Thus, your
doctor may also ask about the health of your blood
Hodgkin lymphoma may cause symptoms. It’s
important that your doctor knows if you have them.
These symptoms include high fevers, heavy night
sweats, and fast weight loss without dieting. Besides
those, tell your doctor if you recently have had a
strong reaction to alcohol, itchy skin (pruritus), and
extreme tiredness despite sleep (fatigue).
A medical history is needed for treatment planning.
for a complete list of care that is
recommended prior to treatment. Some types of care
are for anyone with Hodgkin lymphoma while others
may be useful for some people.
14 Medical history
15 Physical exam
16 Blood tests
17 Imaging tests
18 Bone marrow biopsy
19 Heart and lung tests
20 Fertility and pregnancy
20 Smoking and distress