Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Long-term-outlook

Prognosis greatly depends on:

  • The extent of the disease.
  • Presence or absence of metastasis. 
  • The response to therapy. 
  • Age and overall health of your child. 
  • Your child’s tolerance of specific medications, procedures or therapies. 
  • New developments in treatment.

As with any cancer, prognosis and long-term survival can vary greatly from child to child. Every child is unique, and treatment and prognosis is structured around the child. Prompt medical attention and aggressive therapy are important for the best prognosis. Continuous follow-up care is essential for the child diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Side effects of radiation and chemotherapy, as well as second malignancies, can occur in survivors of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. New methods are continually being discovered to improve treatment and to decrease side effects.