Hodgkin lymphoma treatment
The most important factors in planning treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma are your stage and risk category. Treatment will also depend on your age, symptoms and general health. The aim of treatment is to control the cancer so you go into remission. This is when the symptoms and signs of cancer reduce or disappear.
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are the main treatments for Hodgkin lymphoma. These are often combined to improve treatment outcomes.
A stem cell transplant may be offered if Hodgkin lymphoma does not fully respond to the first treatment or returns after remission. Newer targeted therapy and immunotherapy drugs may be suitable for some people.
Learn more about:
- Making treatment decisions
- Radiation therapy
- Stem cell transplant
- Targeted therapy and immunotherapy
- Palliative treatment
Podcast: Making Treatment Decisions
Dr Abir Bhattacharyya, Bone Marrow Transplant and General Haematologist, Westmead Hospital; Katrina Debosz, Blood Cancer Nurse Practitioner, Institute of Haematology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; Taylah Dvorak, Consumer; Erinna Ford, Consumer; Dr Nada Hamad, Senior Staff Specialist, Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapies, and Clinical and Laboratory Haematologist, The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney; Prof Angela Hong, Radiation Oncologist, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, and Clinical Professor, The University of Sydney; Suzanne Hough, Senior Clinical Dietitian, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Westmead Hospital; Yvonne King, 13 11 20 Consultant, Cancer Council NSW; Samantha Rennie, Social Worker – Haematology, St George Hospital, Sydney.
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