Treatments for Hodgkins Disease
The treatment and management of Hodgkins disease usually involves radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or both. Your doctor will recommend a treatment plan for your specific needs. In general, treatment options depend on the stage of the cancer, your symptoms, your age, and your overall health. If the cancer does not respond to chemotherapy or radiation, other treatment options may include bone marrow transplantation or peripheral stem cell transplantation.
Treatment may involve the following:
- Lifestyle changes
- Surgery: bone marrow transplantation and stem cell transplantation
Conn's Current Therapy 2001. 53rd ed. W.B. Saunders Company; 2001.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Societywebsite. Available at: http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/hm_lls .
National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/ .
Last reviewed May 2007 by Igor Puzanov, MD
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