After treatment

After treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma, you’ll have regular check-ups.

  • Follow up

    After treatment for lymphoma, you’ll have follow-up appointments with your doctor or specialist nurse.

  • If Hodgkin lymphoma comes back

    Sometimes Hodgkin lymphoma comes back again and more treatment is needed.

  • Long term and late effects

    Some people may have side effects that become long-term or that develop months or years after lymphoma treatment.

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Making treatment decisions

Your doctors may tell you there are different options for your treatment. It can be difficult to make a decision, but information and support will help.

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy targets lymphoma cells in a specific area of the body. It’s usually given after chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy uses drugs to treat cancer. It can be given in different ways and will be carefully planned.

Watch and wait

Watch and wait means delaying treatment until it’s needed. It’s sometimes used for a type of Hodgkin lymphoma called NLPHL.

Supportive and other treatments

These treatments aren't to treat the cancer itself. But they can help make other treatments more effective or help you to feel better.

Clinical trials

Many people are offered a trial as part of treatment. Find out more to help you decide if a trial is right for you.