Radiation Therapy For Leukemia & Lymphomas
For much of the later part of the 20th Century, Radiation Therapy occupied a primary role in the treatment of a wide variety of lymphomas, notably Hodgkin’s Disease (view article). Today, however, radiotherapy is more commonly used as an adjunct to chemotherapy, particularly in patients with bulky, residual or refractory disease (view article).
Radiation therapy may also be used following high dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation in both Hodgkin’s Disease (view article) and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas (NHL) (view article).
The primary role of Radiation Therapy in patients with leukemias is in the form of total body irradiation (TBI) as a preparative regimen in patients undergoing high dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation (view article).
Radiotherapy is also often used to treat patients with chronic leukemias (CLL) suffering from large, bulky lymph nodes.
Learn More About: