Treating Hodgkin Lymphoma

At Scott & White, You’re Treated as a Person, Not a Diagnosis
Our Tumor Board Sets Us Apart

As a Hodgkin lymphoma patient at Scott & White, in addition to having a highly experienced Integrated Care Team, you’ll also benefit from the expertise of the Scott & White Tumor Board.

Led by senior staff, our multidisciplinary board consists of blood malignancy experts who discuss available approaches to care and formulate patient-specific treatment plans. This treatment planning helps ensure you receive the highest quality, individualized care.

Scott & White Spearheads Progressive New Lymphoma Treatments

New advancements are made in the treatment of lymphoma almost daily. And we’re making them here. Scott & White Cancer Institute is on the forefront of developing innovative new treatments for lymphoma and other blood disorders.

Talk to your physician about whether you’re a candidate for participating in one of our clinical trials.

One of our faculty members is involved in research, developing some of these new and innovative agents. And some of those agents are available only here at our institution for clinical trial. So I think when we get through patients who've been treated with standard medicines, and have had relapses, there are some additional options here that might not be available at the routine private practice hematology clinic.

Mark H. Holguin, MD, Hematology/Oncology; Chief – Section of Hematology

You have excellent chances for cure with Hodgkin lymphoma. For any stage of disease, we have some options and treatments that we think will be very helpful.

Mark H. Holguin, MD, Hematology/Oncology; Chief – Section of Hematology

Hodgkin lymphoma is one of the most curable forms of cancer, particularly if it’s diagnosed early or if you get it when you’re young. With treatment, you can look forward to many years post-recovery.

Hodgkin lymphoma may grow quickly or it may grow slowly. You may experience:

  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Drenching night sweats

If your Hodgkin lymphoma is caught at an early stage, your chances for cure are excellent. Our blood cancer specialists have the necessary experience, training and skill to clinically manage your Hodgkin lymphoma. You can have confidence in us. We’re committed to bringing you comprehensive, personalized care focused on cure.

As a Scott & White patient, you’ll benefit from having a multidisciplinary team — your Integrated Care Team — working together to provide you with the best care possible at all stages of your lymphoma treatment.

The members of your Integrated Care Team bring together the collective skill and expertise from all the specialties and subspecialties involved in your care, which can include:

Integrated Care Team members receive training in the most up-to-date medical, radiation and surgical therapies. And because Scott & White is a research institute and a teaching hospital, our oncologists can offer you the most advanced treatments available. We lead the way in developing new therapies.

Our patients benefit by having a large group of doctors and a team review their cases together to come up with a consensus plan. Even though, of course, it's tailored to them specifically.

Juddi Yeh, MD, Hematology/Oncology – College Station Clinic

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Collaborative Care and Expertise Help Ensure the Best Outcome for You

Sophisticated cancer care takes teamwork. That’s why Scott & White promotes a collaborative environment.

Your Integrated Care Team will met to discuss your specific needs and determine the best treatment options for you to consider. Then your lead physician will talk with you and, if you’d like, your family, about the team’s recommendations.

Together, you and your lead physician will decide which treatment choice is best for you.

Throughout your treatment, your physicians will continue to meet regularly to discuss your care. This ongoing, close collaboration helps ensure the best outcome for you.

Following active treatment, your Integrated Care Team will work with you to create the most appropriate follow-up care plan.

Your Treatment Options

At Scott & White, we explore every treatment option. In many cases, your Hodgkin lymphoma treatment will include a combination of approaches. Treatment options include:

At Scott & White, treatment goals for Hodgkin lymphoma are generally centered on achieving cure, whenever possible.

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Factors That Impact Your Treatment

Your treatment options for Hodgkin lymphoma generally depend on these factors:

  • The type of Hodgkin lymphoma you have
  • The stage of the disease
  • Whether you have a tumor more than 4 inches wide
  • Whether you have weight loss, night sweats or fevers
  • Your age and general health
  • Your personal preference

When I see patients, they do tend to have a lot of questions — a lot of unanswered questions at that point — and so the first appointment tends to be a fairly extensive appointment, at which time we talk about the disease, the disease process, what to expect, and what we can do to help them.

Christal Murray, MD, Hematology/Oncology

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