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Published online: 2013-06-25
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Treatment of elderly patients with Hodgkin lymphoma

Olga Dobrzyńska, Tomasz Wróbel
Hematologia 2013;4(2):97-102.

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Vol 4, No 2 (2013)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2013-06-25

Abstract

In recent years it has been progressed in treatment of patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL).
Nowadays in younger patients, 5-year overall survival achieves 70–80%. Good effects of treatment
do not apply to patients over 60, who comprise 15–30% of the total HL population. Elderly patients
with HL carry a worse prognosis because of a higher incidence of advanced stages, comorbidities,
or intolerance of treatment. The literature is sparse and no prospective randomized studies exist.
This article summarizes treatment possibilities in this population of patients.

Abstract

In recent years it has been progressed in treatment of patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL).
Nowadays in younger patients, 5-year overall survival achieves 70–80%. Good effects of treatment
do not apply to patients over 60, who comprise 15–30% of the total HL population. Elderly patients
with HL carry a worse prognosis because of a higher incidence of advanced stages, comorbidities,
or intolerance of treatment. The literature is sparse and no prospective randomized studies exist.
This article summarizes treatment possibilities in this population of patients.
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Keywords

Hodgkin lymphoma, elderly patients, treatment

About this article
Title

Treatment of elderly patients with Hodgkin lymphoma

Journal

Hematology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 4, No 2 (2013)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

97-102

Published online

2013-06-25

Bibliographic record

Hematologia 2013;4(2):97-102.

Keywords

Hodgkin lymphoma
elderly patients
treatment

Authors

Olga Dobrzyńska
Tomasz Wróbel

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