The results obtained by chemo + radiotherapy in 100 patients with Hodgkin’s disease at stage I or II as defined by clinical and radiological staging are analysed. All patients were treated by chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy; 74 received a complement chemotherapy after the radiotherapy. Statistical analysis emphasizes the usefulness of associating two cycles of chemotherapy with the classical radiotherapy. With this treatment which gives a constant remission rate of about 90% a long-term chemotherapy is no longer necessary and the interest of exploratory laparotomy becomes negligible.
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