Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with diffuse large cell lymphoma?

Updated: Jun 12, 2019
  • Author: Shipra Gandhi, MBBS; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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A surgical oncologist may be consulted if an open biopsy is needed for the diagnosis or to treat a complication, such as perforated viscus.

A radiation oncologist may be consulted if the primary therapy involves a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In addition, an initial large lymphoma mass or a large residual mass following completion of chemotherapy may be considered for involved-field radiotherapy (IFRT).


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