What is the standard dose of radiation used for treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease)?

Updated: Sep 12, 2018
  • Author: Bradley W Lash, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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In addition to the field used, the dose of radiation is also changing. The standard is typically 30-40 Gy (administered in single, daily fractions of 1.8-2 Gy, 5 times/wk), with the option of a boost of 6 Gy to sites of concern. [50, 51, 52]


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