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

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    Advanced Unfavorable Hodgkin Lymphoma

    Treatment of advanced unfavorable Hodgkin lymphoma may include the following:

    • Combination chemotherapy.
    • Clinical trials of new combinations of chemotherapy.
    • A clinical trial of high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant using the patient's own stem cells.

    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage III adult Hodgkin lymphoma and stage IV adult Hodgkin 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. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

    Recurrent Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma

    Treatment of recurrent Hodgkin lymphoma may include the following:

    • Combination chemotherapy.
    • Combination chemotherapy followed by high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant with or without radiation therapy.
    • Radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy.
    • Chemotherapy as palliative therapy to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.
    • A clinical trial of high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant.
    • A clinical trial of lower-dose chemotherapy and radiation therapy followed by stem cell transplant.
    • A clinical trial of a monoclonal antibody.

    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with recurrent adult Hodgkin 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. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute

    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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