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Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - General Information About Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma

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Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.

The prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options depend on the following:

  • The stage of the cancer.
  • The size of the tumor.
  • The type of Hodgkin lymphoma.
  • Whether there are B symptoms at diagnosis.
  • Certain features of the cancer cells.
  • Whether there are too many white blood cells or too few red blood cells at diagnosis.
  • How well the tumor responds to initial treatment with chemotherapy.
  • Whether the cancer is newly diagnosed or has recurred (come back).

The treatment options also depend on:

  • The child's age and gender.
  • The risk of long-term side effects.

Most children and teenagers with newly diagnosed Hodgkin lymphoma can be cured.

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Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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