Skip to content

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Font Size

Treatment Options for Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

    continued...

    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.
    1|2|3

    Today on WebMD

    stem cells
    What are they and why do we need them?
    Lung cancer xray
    See it in pictures, plus read the facts.
     
    sauteed cherry tomatoes
    Fight cancer one plate at a time.
    Ovarian cancer illustration
    Do you know the symptoms?
     
    Vitamin D
    SLIDESHOW
    New Treatments For Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
    FEATURE
     
    Lifestyle Tips for Depression Slideshow
    SLIDESHOW
    Pets Improve Your Health
    SLIDESHOW
     

    WebMD Special Sections