If you have completed lymphoma treatment, now is the time to focus on healing. However, you may notice some side effects continuing for months or even years after your treatment ended or you may develop new side effects well after treatment. The types of and the chances of developing these late effects of lymphoma treatment will depend greatly on the type of treatment you received.
Treatment for lymphoma may include any of the following:
- Chemotherapy type (ie, specific drug or dose)
- Radiation treatment location and dose received
- Biological therapy (includes immunotherapy and targeted therapy)
- Stem cell transplantation
Other factors that have a role in determining whether you develop late effects of treatment include:
- Treatment duration
- Age at the time of treatment as well as your current age
- Family health history
- Health and lifestyle
Remember, every individual is unique and will react differently. Not everyone will experience these late effects of treatment.