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What are the treatment options for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many, depends

There are many treatment options for non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl).
There are 40+ sub-types of nhl. While many have the same treatment, the treatment approach and treatment intent varies by lymphoma. If the nhl is cd20+ then the monoclonal antibody Rituximab can be used alone or in combination with standard (cytotoxic) chemotherapy. Other potential tx include radiation and clinical trials.

In brief: Many, depends

There are many treatment options for non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl).
There are 40+ sub-types of nhl. While many have the same treatment, the treatment approach and treatment intent varies by lymphoma. If the nhl is cd20+ then the monoclonal antibody Rituximab can be used alone or in combination with standard (cytotoxic) chemotherapy. Other potential tx include radiation and clinical trials.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Most likely chemo

There are quite a few types of non-hodgkin lymphoma (nhl), and the majority of them require chemotherapy of some sort.
There are a couple types, if they are very low stage (not spread anywhere else), that complete surgical resection alone could be curative. I am speaking from a pediatric perspective (adolescents and young adults with nhl). Elderly patients may be quite different.

In brief: Most likely chemo

There are quite a few types of non-hodgkin lymphoma (nhl), and the majority of them require chemotherapy of some sort.
There are a couple types, if they are very low stage (not spread anywhere else), that complete surgical resection alone could be curative. I am speaking from a pediatric perspective (adolescents and young adults with nhl). Elderly patients may be quite different.
Dr. Scott Diede
Dr. Scott Diede
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