Hyper-CVAD is a combination treatment used to treat some types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). It is best to read this information with our general information about chemotherapy and the type of cancer you have.
Hyper is short for hyperfractionated. It means you are given more than one treatment of the same drug in a day. CVAD stands for the initials of some of the drugs used:
Hyper-CVAD treatment also includes two other chemotherapy drugs:
Because of this, it is sometimes called hyper-CVAD/MTX-cytarabine. But most people call it hyper-CVAD as it is easier to say and write down.