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I know that steroids are substances made naturally in the body. Lately I found out they can also be made artificially and used as drugs. Steroids can be taken for many different reasons, but it surprised me what I have heard. They said steroids could be used as chemotherapy in Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I want to know if that is true, and I want to hear more about this topic.

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You have to know steroids are used for many different illnesses and conditions. If person is taking prednisolone, dexamethasone or methylprednisolone, he or she has treatment with steroids. Steroids could be taken in tablets, having injections or having eye drops. Steroids are also used in non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, where they are given along with chemotherapy drugs. This is because many doctors have found that the treatment is more successful when steroids are given along with chemotherapy drugs. Steroids can be tablets or injections, but when they are given with chemotherapy, steroids are only given for a few days or a week at a time. However, patient will have to take them each time he or she has a chemotherapy treatment. This means patient with chemotherapy will be on and off steroids for quite a while. There are also some side effects, but since steroids will not be take for very long without a break, patient is not likely to have bad side effects from them. Most side effects are unlikely to happen unless person has been taking steroids for some time. However, there are a few side effects patient may notice, such as having more of an appetite, having more energy, difficulty sleeping, and indigestion.
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