Hodgkin's Disease - Treatment

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What is the treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma?

People with Hodgkin lymphoma have many treatment options. Treatment options include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted Therapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Stem Cell Transplant

The treatment that's right for you depends mainly on the type of Hodgkin lymphoma (most people have classical Hodgkin lymphoma), where the lymphoma was found in your body (its stage), and whether you've had weight loss, drenching night sweats, or fevers. It also may depend on whether you have a tumor that is bigger than 10 centimeters (4 inches). You may receive more than one type of treatment, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

At any time, care is available to prevent infections, control pain, relieve the side effects of treatment, and ease emotional concerns. You can get information about coping on NCI's website at http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping.

Also, you can get information about coping from NCI's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237). Or, chat using NCI's instant messaging service, LiveHelp (https://livehelp.cancer.gov).

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Comment from: Nikki, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 25

In 1997 I had splenectomy and radiation and in 2004 I received chemotherapy for Hodgkin"s disease.

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Comment from: LovinMother06, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 12

My 3 year old daughter was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin"s lymphoma in 2010. She received 12 weeks of chemotherapy and 4.5 weeks of radiation and she has now been in remission for 3 years and is doing great!

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