Radiation therapy may be used in a variety of ways to treat patients with lymphoma. It may be used as a primary therapy or after surgery to prevent the disease from recurring. Radiation may also be helpful if used after or along with chemotherapy as a definitive treatment or for pain relief. Johns Hopkins offers several treatment combinations, which may include radiation and immunotherapy, to fight lymphoma.
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Our Lymphoma Treatments
Our radiation oncologists use the following radiation therapies to treat lymphoma:
- Image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT) – IMRT delivers targeted radiation doses to the tumor site, patterned to match the shape of the tumor through modulating the intensity of the radiation beams.
- Volumetric modulated arc radiotherapy (VMAT) – Single or multiple radiation beams sweep around the patient, greatly reducing treatment time. Three-dimensional imaging technology aids in the precision of radiation delivery, giving doctors the ability to visualize the tumor at the time of treatment.
- Stereotactic radiosurgery – This treatment is a nonsurgical radiation therapy that can be used as an alternative to invasive surgery. The technology delivers multiple radiation beams from different angles and planes. Three-dimensional images are used to determine the exact location of the tumor.
- TomoTherapy – Detailed, three-dimensional maps of a tumor’s size and location are created, then the machine delivers small beamlets of radiation from various angles, providing exceptional accuracy when targeting tumors.
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