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A 40-year-old female asked:

hodgkins lymphoma second time what type of treatment would be recommended?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Depends on age: If young, one would consider a bone marrow transplant depending on location of disease, response to pre transplant chemotherapy. If not a transplant candidate, radiation, salvage chemotherapy. There are several options all with good responses. Hope this helps. Difficult to give you a definite answer without reviewing the pathology, scans, and examination.
Dr. Ephraim Hochberg
Medical Oncology 25 years experience
Depends on Stage: The therapy of relapsed hodgkin's lymphoma depends on the stage of lymphoma at relapse, the time since initial therapy, and the type of therapy that was initially given. For most patients with relapses in many lymph node or non lymph node sites the usual therapy is intensive chemotherapy followed by a stem cell transplant. This should be done at a large academic hospital not a small community hospital.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the chances of dying from hodgkins lymphoma?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Low: Hodgkin's lymphoma is treatable and curable disease in majority cases. With the treatment that we have for hodgkin's lymphoma , if treated appropriately, the risk for dying from hodgkin's lymphoma is low- approximately about 1 in 400 will have hodgkin's lymphoma 1:2000 will die from it. Off course, the prognosis will depend on the stage, and biology of the cancer as well as overall condition of pt.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How is hodgkins lymphoma diagnosed?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Biopsy: A core biopsy of the enlarged lymph gland/s or mass/lump would be needed to establish a diagnosis. Then further work-up would be needed-which include- a bone marrow biopsy, pet scan and ct scan for staging purposes.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for hodgkins lymphoma?

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Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology 30 years experience
Chemo +\- radiation: That really depends on subtype of hodgkins, stage, bulk, of disease, age of pt, among other factors, although chemotherapy is the mainstay of therapy.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of hodgkins lymphoma?

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Dr. Ephraim Hochberg
Medical Oncology 25 years experience
Mostly swollen nodes: Most patients will only have swollen painless lymph nodes, most commonly in the left neck, right neck, armpits and groin. More rarely patients will have fevers, drenching night sweats and weight loss. More rarely patients will have pain in their lymph nodes after drinking alcohol.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Just diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma. What can I expect?

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Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
It depends: First you need to see a medical oncologist or a hematologist. Then ask about the type of lymphoma, whether its aggressive or not, whether you will need tx, curability and 5 year prognosis.

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