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Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options for Children and Adolescents with 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 child's doctor for clinical trials that are not listed here but may be right for your child.

Low-Risk Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma

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Treatment Approach for Children and Adolescents with Hodgkin Lymphoma

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Treatment of low-risk childhood Hodgkin lymphoma is combination chemotherapy. Sometimes radiation therapy is also given to the areas with cancer. For localized nodular lymphocyte predominant childhood Hodgkin lymphoma, surgery may be the only treatment needed when the tumor can be completely removed.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage I childhood Hodgkin lymphoma and stage II childhood 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.

Intermediate-Risk Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma

Treatment of intermediate-risk childhood Hodgkin lymphoma is combination chemotherapy. Radiation therapy may also be given to the areas with cancer.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage I childhood Hodgkin lymphoma, stage II childhood Hodgkin lymphoma, stage III childhood Hodgkin lymphoma and stage IV childhood 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.

High-Risk Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma

Treatment of high-risk childhood Hodgkin lymphoma is higher dose combination chemotherapy. Radiation therapy may also be given to the areas with cancer.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage III childhood Hodgkin lymphoma and stage IV childhood 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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