Treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is given by cancer specialists (oncologists). Some specialize in surgery, some in radiation therapy and others in chemotherapy (drugs). These doctors work with the person with cancer to decide on a treatment plan.
Treatment plans are designed to meet the unique needs of each person with cancer. Treatment decisions for HL are based on the:
Treatment options for Hodgkin lymphoma
Clinical trials investigate better ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer. There are some clinical trials in Canada that are open to people with HL. For more information, go to clinical trials.
The Canadian Cancer Society is actively lobbying the federal government to establish a national caregivers strategy to ensure there is more financial support for this important group of people.