The prognosis and treatment of patients with Hodgkin's disease depend on the malignancy's stage and histologic subtype. Many patients with stage I and II disease are cured by radiation therapy. Staging laparotomy is instrumental in determining which early-stage patients are candidates for radiotherapy alone. Chemotherapy results in prolonged, relapse-free survival in most patients with stage III and IV disease. Hodgkin's disease is one of the most treatable malignancies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-64
Number of pages9
JournalIM - Internal Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991


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