Named for Dr. Thoma Hodgkin, Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that develops when white blood cells undergo abnormal changes. These changes cause the blood cells to grow and divide rapidly, sometimes spreading beyond the lymphatic system. This type of cancer can compromise the body’s immune system and compromise its ability to fight off infections.
Choosing a Hodgkin Lymphoma Specialist in Florida
There is a lot of uncertainty regarding Hodgkin lymphoma since its causes are still uncertain. Therefore, if you suspect you have or have been diagnosed with Hodgkin, it's best to consult with a team of experts with experiences treating all forms of this relatively rare condition.
Moffitt Cancer Center’s Malignant Hematology Program includes a multispecialty team of experts who exclusively treat patients with lymphoma, leukemia and other blood and marrow disorders. They collaborate in a tumor board to develop individualized treatment plans for each patient. Our specialists includes:
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
- Pediatric hematology oncologists
Latest Treatment Options for Hodgkin Lymphoma
Treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma will depend on a number of factors including the type and stage of the condition as well as the patient’s age and overall health, but if caught early treatment can be highly successful. Make sure your Hodgkin lymphoma specialists have experience creating personalized treatment plans and take into account the risk of side effects, such as chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity, as the medications used to treat Hodgkin lymphoma can be quite strong.
Moffitt’s team of cancer experts evaluate a wide range of patient-specific factors and evidence-based best practices to determine the most appropriate treatment options, which could include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, or stem cell transplantation.
Why Florida Patients Choose Moffitt
As a global leader in cancer care, many people throughout Florida choose to visit Moffitt for their Hodgkin lymphoma treatment. Our Malignant Hematology Program focuses exclusively on hematological cancers and routinely treats patients with uncommon and complex types of lymphoma. It’s this highly-specialized expertise combined with other distinct advantages only found at a cancer center that make Moffitt a premier destination for treatment.
Robust Clinical Trials Program
At Moffitt, we continue to make significant progress in researching and developing new cancer treatments. In recognition of our efforts, Moffitt is the only cancer center in Florida to be designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Through these important research studies, our patients are often able to benefit from novel therapies that aren’t yet available in other settings.
Traveling to Moffitt
We understand the logistical challenge that may come with traveling across Florida to receive treatment at Moffitt. That’s why we’ve partnered with nearby hotels to offer reduced rates. These hotels comply with our rigorous hygiene standards and are committed to providing comfortable accommodations to our patients, caregivers and their families. We also offer virtual visits when possible for additional convenience for our out-of-town patients.
We are providing every new patient rapid access to a cancer expert within a day, which is faster than any other cancer hospital in the nation. You can also schedule an appointment by calling 1-888-663-3488 or submitting a new patient registration form online.