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Is adjuvant therapy(chemo) effective for non-hodgkin's lymphoma cases?

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Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Chemotherapy is the primary treatment for non hodgkins lymphoma.
It's effectiveness depend on several favors like stage, type of lymphoma, and the international prognostic index.

In brief: Yes

Chemotherapy is the primary treatment for non hodgkins lymphoma.
It's effectiveness depend on several favors like stage, type of lymphoma, and the international prognostic index.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Usually it is

The definitive treatement.
Adjuvant refers to a treatment "in addition" to the "curing treatment". Best example is surgery is definitive in breast cancer, chemo is adjuvant. It used to be chemo might be adjuvant to xrt, now it's other way around.

In brief: Usually it is

The definitive treatement.
Adjuvant refers to a treatment "in addition" to the "curing treatment". Best example is surgery is definitive in breast cancer, chemo is adjuvant. It used to be chemo might be adjuvant to xrt, now it's other way around.
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