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:
- 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.