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Children with lymphoma


Lymphomas are the third most common form of cancer among children. There are annually about 15 new cases of paediatric lymphoma in Finland; 2–5 are annually treated in Tyks.

Almost half of the paediatric lymphomas are Hodgkin's lymphomas, while slightly more than half are non-Hodgkin lymphomas.  The non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) of children are almost always aggressive diseases, and children rarely have the type of NHL seen in adults, where disease progression is slow.

Good prognosis

The prognosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma is good: up to 90% of the children with HL are permanently cured. Most children (70–90%) are cured even if the disease is wide spread at the outset. Also relapsed HL is often curable.

Regarding the prognosis of NHL it is most important to specify what type of lymphoma is being treated and how advanced is it. Generally, the prognosis is good. The prognosis is best for patients with Burkitt's lymphoma, 90% of whom are cured with our current treatment. The prognosis of patients with other forms of NHL is slightly poorer.

Treatment facilities

Department of Radiotherapy

We perform radiotherapy primarily on cancer patients.