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Can the treatment for lymphoma have any complications?

The primary treatments for lymphomas are chemotherapy and radiation. While the disease is very curable with these treatments at an early stage, there could be complications later on. In addition to common short-term issues like nausea and hair loss, some chemotherapy drugs can have long-lasting side effects such as damage to the heart or other organs, possible infections, and maybe even infertility. Radiation used to treat the lymphomas can lead to cancer in other organs years after the lymphoma has been cured.

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