How is primary thyroid lymphoma treated?

Updated: May 09, 2018
  • Author: Pramod K Sharma, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Stage IE lymphomas may be treated with total thyroidectomy followed by postoperative radiation therapy. Surgical excision should not be performed if local infiltration into surrounding tissues is evident. Stage IIE lymphomas are treated with combined chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Doxorubicin or CHOP (ie, cyclophosphamide, hydroxydaunomycin, Oncovin [vincristine], prednisone) is the commonly used chemotherapeutic regimen.


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