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NCCN Guidelines for Patients


Hodgkin Lymphoma, Version 1.2015

4.5 Follow-up care


Treatment guide: Classical Hodgkin lymphoma Follow-up care

Chart 4.5.1 First 5 years

Type of care

Schedule of care

Medical history and physical exam

• Every 3–6 months for 1–2 years

◦◦ If normal results, then repeat 6–12 months up to year 3

◦◦ If normal results, then repeat once during years 4 and 5


• As needed

ESR if it was high before treatment

• As needed

Blood chemistry profile

• As needed

Thyroid-stimulating hormone test if you

had radiation therapy to your neck

• At least every year

CT scan

• Once during first 12 months

◦◦ If normal results, then repeat as needed

Care to prevent other diseases

eg, cancer screening

• As needed

Flu shot

• Every year

Help to have a healthy lifestyle

eg, exercise, no smoking

• As needed

Fertility counseling

• As needed