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How is hodgkin's disease treated? what can we do at home to comfort child afterwards?

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Dr. Gene Wong
Radiation Oncology 41 years experience
Chemoradiation: The treatment for pediatric hodgkins lymphoma is usually chemotherapy first, then evaluate the response then followed by radiation to the involved area. The latest data shows that we can safely reduce the dose of radiaiton with effective chemotherapy and the chance of cure is over 90% for early stage. There could be some acute and long term side effects but talk to specialist treating the patient.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Radiotherapy is used much less frequently; discuss with your team. Ice cream and love work better than hovering.
Mar 11, 2012
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Agree, but most: Recent facts are questioning using radiotherapy at all. Hodgkin's used to be a debate about need for chemo in early stage, now there is legitimate question about wheter it is needed at all, especially in early stage.

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