Radiation therapy of lymphoma

By | January 2, 2012

Now the treatment of lymphoma is still the main means of radiation therapy, particularly cell tumor of the lymphatic net primary means of gastric malignant lymphoma, but it can only be used as a complementary therapy, that is, before surgery, radiation therapy given after surgery to improve surgery.
Radiation treatment of lymphoma had local irradiation to expand the exposure (in addition to local, but also including the possible involvement of the lymph nodes adjacent to area), small doses of radiation dose should be started, each O.75-1Gy, daily exposure to a field, and gradually increase the amount of total dose up to 25Gy ,3-4 Monday regimen used alone, the total of up to 50Gy; common side effects of radiation dermatitis, hair loss, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite; can occur when a small number of patients with diarrhea and radiation pneumonitis.
Lymphoma, radiation therapy, the other, although the current post-operative radiotherapy is not unanimity, but most scholars advocate postoperative radiotherapy given to improve the survival rate. Another recent report for unresectable advanced gastric malignancy in order to reduce sub-clinical metastases and improve efficacy, especially in lymphoma patients with metastasis of lymph nodes, radiation therapy alone is also available long-term survival.Radiation therapy for lymphoma, a tumor metastasis, and resection of residual multi-center transfer or tumor perforation, desolate to this, radiotherapy used to do in addition to adjuvant therapy after resection surgery, the main pipe, the more necessary after implementation of radiotherapy. 40Gy radiation dose is usually not removed in case of late to improve local control of tumor around the whole abdominal irradiation 20Gy, 3 weeks to complete, followed by 20Gy stomach system. Exposure to 2 weeks to complete. Phase I has been reported to increase 5 to 10 years.

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