Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

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

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

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

  • Chemotherapy.
  • Radiation therapy.
  • Surgery.
  • Close monitoring of blood work.
  • Bone marrow transplant.
  • Bone marrow examinations.
  • Lumbar punctures/spinal taps
  • Antibiotics – to prevent or treat infections.
  • Supportive care – for side effects of treatment.
  • Long-term follow up care – to determine response to treatment, detect recurrent disease and manage late effects of treatment.