National Campaign for Lymphoma Awareness
Lymphoma Treatment

Types of lymphoma treatment:

  1. Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy is the use of powerful drugs to kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy is a systemic therapy, meaning that it circulates through the bloodstream and affects all parts of the body.
  2. Radiation therapy: Radiation therapy uses high-energy rays to kill cancer cells. It is considered a local therapy, meaning that it should be used to target areas of the body involved by tumor masses.
  3. Immunotherapy: (also referred to as 'biological therapy'). It involves treatment through antibodies.
  4. Intensive Chemotherapy: This involves a heavy use of chemical medications, including bone-marrow transplantations in some critical cases.

What type of Lymphoma treatment to choose?

There are over 30 types of lymphoma. However, as a result of the quantum leap accomplished in the course of the past 10 years, the disease has been largely controlled. Lymphoma treatment requires these factors to be well considered:

  1. Type of Lymphoma: Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin.
  2. The prevalence of the disease in the body.
  3. The patient's age and health status.
     
     
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