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The goal of treatment is to kill the cancer cells and avoid serious complications related to either the cancer or its treatment.

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. 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:

Chemotherapy
Radiation
Medications
Lifestyle changes
Surgery treatments

References:

Conn HF, Rakel. Conn’s Current Therapy. 54th ed. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders Company; 2002: 720-721.

Hodgkin disease. American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/hodgkindisease/index. Accessed April 29, 2013.

Hodgkin lymphoma. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/hodgkin. Accessed April 29, 2013.



Last reviewed April 2013 by Mohei Abouzied, MD; Michael Woods, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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