Your team of doctors, called a multidisciplinary team (MDT), will care for and treat your child, and will ensure that all your child’s needs are considered while they have cancer treatment. The section called The treatment team has further information about this.

Treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma depends on:

  • The age of your child
  • The stage of the cancer
  • Other factors

Your doctor will suggest treatments based on your child’s situation. Treatment may involve one or more of the following:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Stem cell transplant
  • Other treatments

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Surgery is rarely used to treat Hodgkin lymphoma. Surgery may be used to remove tumours in certain types of Hodgkin lymphoma. Usually, no further therapy is needed after surgery, but your child will be carefully observed.

See How is cancer treated - surgery for more detail.