Childhood Hodgkin lymphoma

What is childhood Hodgkin lymphoma?

Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is a cancer that starts in lymphocytes. There are different types of childhood HL. Learn about childhood HL in our guide.

Risk factors for childhood Hodgkin lymphoma

Risk factors for childhood Hodgkin lymphoma include Epstein-Barr virus infection and family history. Learn about childhood Hodgkin lymphoma risk.

Symptoms of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma

Symptoms of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma include swollen lymph nodes, poor appetite and malaise. Learn about the symptoms of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma.

Diagnosis of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma

Tests to diagnose childhood Hodgkin lymphoma, such as lymph node biopsy, are done when symptoms are present. Learn about diagnosing Hodgkin lymphoma.

Stages of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma

Staging describes how much lymphoma there is in the body and where it is when first diagnosed. This is often called the extent of lymphoma. Information from tests is used to find out the size of the tumour, whether the lymphoma has spread from where it first started and where the lymphoma has spread.

If childhood Hodgkin lymphoma spreads

Cancer can spread from the lymph nodes to other parts of the body. This is called metastasis. Learn about where childhood Hodgkin lymphoma can spread.

Prognosis and survival for childhood Hodgkin lymphoma

Prognosis and survival of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) depends on factors such as stage and tumour bulk. Learn about prognosis and survival of childhood HL.

Treatments for childhood Hodgkin lymphoma

Treatments for childhood Hodgkin lymphoma include chemotherapy, radiation and stem cell transplant. Learn about treatment plans and options.

Supportive care

Supportive care is an important part of cancer care. It helps children and their families meet the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of cancer. It helps improve the quality of life of children living with cancer.

Childhood Hodgkin lymphoma statistics

Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas are the 3rd most common childhood cancer. Learn about statistics for childhood lymphomas in Canada.

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