Hodgkin lymphoma- during pregnancy


A cancer of the lymph system that occurs during pregnancy. The dilemma is that treatment can't be initiated until the baby is delivered or terminated. If the pregnancy is in the early stages, termination is recommended. If the pregnancy is in the later stages when the lymphoma occurs, the baby is usually delivered as early as safely possible in order to commence cancer treatment as soon as possible. The more prompt the treatment, the better the prognosis


* Swollen lymph nodes * Fever * Night sweats * Fatigue * Weight loss * Itchy skin


Chemotherapy, chemotherapy, postponing treatment until after the pregnancy, steroid therapy