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

A link to a list of current clinical trials is included for each treatment section. For some types or stages of cancer, there may not be any trials listed. Check with your doctor for clinical trials that are not listed here but may be right for you.

Early Favorable Hodgkin Lymphoma

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Treatment of early favorable Hodgkin lymphoma may include the following:

  • Combination chemotherapy.
  • Combination chemotherapy with radiation therapy to parts of the body with cancer.
  • Radiation therapy alone to areas of the body with cancer or to the mantle field (neck, chest, armpits).

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage I adult Hodgkin lymphoma and stage II 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. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Early Unfavorable Hodgkin Lymphoma

Treatment of early unfavorable Hodgkin lymphoma may include the following:

  • Combination chemotherapy.
  • Combination chemotherapy with radiation therapy to parts of the body with cancer.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage I adult Hodgkin lymphoma and stage II 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. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Advanced Favorable Hodgkin Lymphoma

Treatment of advanced favorable Hodgkin lymphoma may include the following:

  • Combination chemotherapy.
  • Combination chemotherapy with radiation therapy to parts of the body with cancer.

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. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

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. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

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Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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