Medical and Psychosocial Issues in Hodgkin’s Disease Survivors

  • Jon Håvard Loge
  • Stein Kaasa


The first attempts to treat Hodgkin’s disease by radiotherapy were conducted at the beginning of the last century. The prognosis for survival was poor but slowly improved by the use of radiotherapy and some chemotherapy until 1960. For example, in 1939 a 20-year survival rate of 17% was reported.1


Clin Oncol Late Effect Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Divorce Rate Psychosocial Issue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jon Håvard Loge
    • 1
    • 2
  • Stein Kaasa
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Behavioral Sciences in MedicineUniversity of OsloOslo
  2. 2.Centre for Palliative MedicineUlleval University HospitalOsloNorway
  3. 3.Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of MedicineThe Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyNorway
  4. 4.Palliative Care UnitSt. Olavs HospitalTrondheimNorway

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