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Para-aortic irradiation increased diabetes risk in long-term survivors of Hodgkin’s lymphoma

September 17, 2014

Radiation to para-aortic lymph nodes was associated with a dose-dependent increased risk for diabetes among 5-year survivors of Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to study results.

“On the basis of current and previous findings, diabetes mellitus screening should be considered in Hodgkin’s lymphoma follow-up guidelines for patients treated with abdominal radiotherapy,” Frederika A. van Nimwegen, MSc, a PhD student at Netherlands Cancer Institute, and colleagues wrote. “Early detection of diabetes mellitus may contribute to a substantial reduction of morbidity in long-term survivors of Hodgkin’s lymphoma and may even reduce mortality by decreasing cardiovascular disease risk.”

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