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.
Seattle Children’s, a Seattle Cancer Care Alliance parent organization, treats children with 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 Hodgkin's Lymphoma
For children with recurrent Hodgkin's lymphoma, chemotherapy is usually the treatment used, often with drugs different that those used to treat the primary disease. Ifosfamide (Ifex) and vinorelbine (Navelbine) have shown to be effective for recurrent disease in children and teens. These drugs are often used for conditioning treatment prior to bone marrow transplantation, which is another treatment used for recurrent disease.