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How effective is radiation therapy for treating leukemia?

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Dr. Joseph Imperato
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Chemo is treatment

Leukemia is primarily treated with chemotherapy.
Radiation has been used in the past for so called "sanctuary" sites like the brain and scrotum. However, today even that is less common. However, in situations where we have to treat leukemic masses, called chloromas, radiation is very effective at lower doses.

In brief: Chemo is treatment

Leukemia is primarily treated with chemotherapy.
Radiation has been used in the past for so called "sanctuary" sites like the brain and scrotum. However, today even that is less common. However, in situations where we have to treat leukemic masses, called chloromas, radiation is very effective at lower doses.
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