Investigative procedures include:
Consideration should be given to fertility preservation and semen cryopreservation and should be offered routinely before therapy with combination chemotherapy. There is increasing evidence for the effectiveness of oocyte preservation as a fertility sparing strategy and referral to a fertility specialist should be considered, if treatment delays are acceptable (1).
Splenectomy has been used in the past as a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure. Althought the spleen is involved in 30% of cases of Hodgkin's disease there is no prognostic advantage for patients who undergo splenectomy
Last reviewed 01/2018