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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
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Gene Wong
Dr. Gene Wong
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiotherapy is used much less frequently; discuss with your team. Ice cream and love work better than hovering.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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