Diagnosis & Treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s experts on the Pediatric Leukemia and Lymphoma Service diagnose and treat children, adolescents, and young adults who have any form of lymphoma, including Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin. Whether you come to us as soon as lymphoma is suspected or after a relapse of lymphoma treated elsewhere, we tailor our innovative treatments to each patient, based on the characteristics of your child and of his or her disease.

Over the past four decades, physician-scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering have pioneered new chemotherapy regimens that have improved the long-term, disease-free survival rates of children and adolescents diagnosed with lymphoma.

Learn more about how we diagnose and treat pediatric lymphomas.

  • Diagnosis

    Our experts diagnose pediatric lymphomas by removing a portion of the tumor and examining it under a microscope. We may also review tissue samples removed at another hospital. We perform additional testing to identify the stage of the tumor and determine whether the lymphoma has spread.

  • Treatment

    Our pediatric lymphoma experts care for children using the most-effective treatment or combination of treatments to maximize the benefit, while minimizing the risk of long-term side effects.

  • Managing Side Effects

    Our medical team and psychosocial team work together to minimize and treat the unavoidable physical side effects of lymphoma therapy, and to reduce the psychological and social impacts that a serious illness can have on a child and family.