What is the role of radiation therapy in Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease)?

Updated: Sep 12, 2018
  • Author: Bradley W Lash, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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For treatment of classical Hodgkin lymphoma, radiation therapy is often administered in combination with chemotherapy. However, such treatment is dependent on the disease stage and bulk as well as where the patient is being treated. Although the role of radiation is becoming increasingly controversial in the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma, it is still used in many patients.


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