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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.

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.

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Last Updated: September 04, 2014
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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