Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is usually treated with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, depending on how many lymph nodes are affected and how large the lymph nodes have become. Advanced disease may require several courses of chemotherapy where early-stage disease may only require radiation therapy. Bone marrow transplantation may also be used.
Seattle Children’s, a Seattle Cancer Care Alliance parent organization, treats children with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Your child’s doctor and health-care team will recommend a treatment plan for your child based on your child’s age and other aspects of your child’s health.
Recurrent non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
For children with recurrent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, your physician will choose a treatment based on whether the cancer came back in the same place or in another part of the body, what type of treatment was used to treat the first disease, and your child's overall health.
If your child needs a bone marrow transplant, SCCA is the best place for it. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center pioneered the use of bone-marrow transplants as a treatment for leukemia over 40 years ago. In addition, the Fred Hutchinson Transplant Program at SCCA was ranked First in Outcomes in a four-year study by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) that measured one-year survival rates of patients among 119 transplant centers in the United States. 1