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Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options for Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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High-stage Childhood Lymphoblastic Lymphoma

Treatment of high-stage (stage III or IV) lymphoblastic lymphoma in children and adolescents may include the following:

  • Combination chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy to the brain.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage III childhood lymphoblastic lymphoma and stage IV childhood lymphoblastic lymphoma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

High-stage Childhood Anaplastic Large-cell Lymphoma

Treatment of high-stage (stage III or IV) anaplastic large-cell lymphoma in children and adolescents may include the following:

  • Combination chemotherapy.
  • Intrathecal or systemic chemotherapy for cancer in the brain or spinal cord.
  • A clinical trial of new combination chemotherapy.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage III childhood anaplastic large cell lymphoma and stage IV childhood anaplastic large cell lymphoma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Recurrent Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

There is no standard treatment for patients with recurrent childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

All patients with recurrent childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma should be considered for clinical trials of new treatments.

Burkitt lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

Treatment options for recurrent Burkitt lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma include:

  • Combination chemotherapy.
  • Combination chemotherapy and targeted therapy with a monoclonal antibody.
  • High-dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplant.

Lymphoblastic lymphoma

Treatment options for recurrent lymphoblastic lymphoma include:

  • Combination chemotherapy.
  • High-dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplant.
  • A clinical trial of targeted therapy (kinase inhibitor) with combination chemotherapy.

Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma

Treatment options for recurrent anaplastic large cell lymphoma include:

  • Chemotherapy with one or more drugs.
  • High-dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplant.
  • A clinical trial of targeted therapy with a tyrosine kinase inhibitor.
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