How is rapid progression of pediatric non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) prevented?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: J Martin Johnston, MD; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Non-Hodgkin lymphomas in children typically grow rapidly, in contrast to the more indolent lymphomas often observed in adults.

To prevent tumoral regrowth and to avoid increasing the short-term risk of complications, absolutely minimize any delay (eg, to allow healing after an abdominal procedure) between diagnosis and the start of chemotherapy.


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