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Cancer Care Chronicles
October 12, 2017

History of Lymphoma

Author Affiliations
  • 1Springfield Medical Associates, Enfield, Connecticut
  • 2Survivor Journeys, Longmeadow, Massachusetts
JAMA Oncol. Published online October 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2017.2962

History of lymphoma.” I hate those words. Not because I had lymphoma. I actually had AML (acute myeloid leukemia) and a stem-cell transplant, and thank you, that was enough for me. I hate those words because that is the sum total of what is mentioned in the medical history of far too many primary care physicians’ (PCPs) medical records for childhood and adult lymphoma survivors. You could substitute breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, or any other malignancy, and you will find the same lack of information.

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