Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Treatment of Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Specific treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma will be determined by your child’s physician based on:

  • Your child’s age, overall health and medical history.
  • Extent/stage of the disease.
  • Your child’s tolerance for specific medications, procedures or therapies.
  • Expectations for the course of the disease.
  • Your opinion or preference.

Treatment may include (alone or in combination) the following methods:

  • Chemotherapy.
  • Radiation.
  • Surgery.
  • Bone marrow transplant.
  • Supportive care – for pain, fever, infection and nausea/vomiting.
  • Continued follow-up care – to determine response to treatment, detect recurrent disease and manage side effects of treatment.

Aggressive therapy, while increasing long-term survival, also carries some serious side effects. Discuss with your child’s physician a complete list of known side effects for treatment plans and therapies.