Hodgkin lymphoma treatment
The aim of treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma is to control the cancer so it goes into remission. This is when the symptoms and signs of cancer reduce or disappear.
Learn more about:
- Making treatment decisions
- Radiation therapy
- Stem cell transplant
- Targeted therapy and immunotherapy
- Palliative treatment
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are the main treatments for Hodgkin lymphoma. These are often combined to improve outcomes.
A stem cell transplant may be offered if Hodgkin lymphoma does not fully respond to the first treatment or returns after remission. Targeted therapy and immunotherapy drugs may be suitable for some people with advanced Hodgkin lymphoma.
On the first day of my treatment, I ate plain foods and reduced caffeine. I wrote down my drug regime, so I was clear on what to take and when.Amy
Podcast: Making Treatment Decisions
Prof Mark Hertzberg AM, Head, Department of Haematology, Prince of Wales Hospital; Dr Puja Bhattacharyya, Haematology Staff Specialist, Western Sydney Local Health District – Blacktown Hospital; A/Prof Susan Carroll, Senior Staff Specialist, Radiation Oncology, Royal North Shore Hospital and University of Sydney; Gerry Flanagan, Consumer; Alisha Ganesh, Haematology Clinical Nurse Consultant, Concord Repatriation General Hospital; Kelly King, Cancer Council Liaison, Central Coast Cancer Centre; Ilana Krug, Social Worker – Haematology and Oncology, Gosford Hospital; Amy McGee, Consumer.
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