NCCN QUICK GUIDE
Hodgkin Lymphoma, Version 1.2015
Nodular Lymphocyte-Predominant HL Treatment
What is nodular lymphocyte-predominant
It is a rare type of Hodgkin lymphoma. It is not treated the same as more common types.57
What are options for first-time treatment?
Stage I and II cancers have grown either above or below your
Small stage IA and IIA cancers are often treated with radiation
therapy. Some don’t need more treatment if fully removed by biopsy.58
Large and other stage I and II cancers are first treated with
chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Rituximab may be added to
Stage III or IV cancers are on both sides of your diaphragm or have
widely spread outside the lymphatic system.60
Stage IIIA or IVA cancers may be treated with chemotherapy.
Radiation therapy, rituximab, or both may be added. Other options are
radiation therapy to the cancer site to relieve symptoms or rituximab.60
Stage IIIB or IVB cancers may be treated with chemotherapy.
Radiation therapy, rituximab, or both may be added.60
NCCN Quick Guide
This NCCNQuick Guide
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Predominant HL Treatment