Some people need to have very high doses of chemotherapy, sometimes combined with radiotherapy. Your doctors may suggest this treatment if they feel it will improve the chances of curing the disease or achieving long term remission. Remission means that the Hodgkin lymphoma is well controlled and can’t be detected through tests or scans.
They may also suggest high-dose chemotherapy if standard chemotherapy has not completely got rid of your disease or it may also be used if the lymphoma comes back. Before you have high-dose treatment you will be given further chemotherapy to help control the Hodgkin lymphoma. Your doctor will discuss with you whether or not high-dose treatment is necessary, and possible, in your case.