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Majority of localised and advanced Hodgkin’s lymphoma can be treated successfully. Unlike many other forms of cancer, even if first-line treatment fails the condition is often possible to cure but the dilemma is whether it is better to use a more extensive treatment (to cure as many individuals as possible) or less intensive treatment (followed by aggressive salvage therapy) initially (1).
British Committee for Standards in Haematology recommends the following as first line management of HL
High-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) can be regarded as the treatment of choice for patients who have relapsed following treatment with chemotherapy (2).