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The treatment and management of non-Hodgkins lymphoma may involve radiation therapy, chemotherapy, biological modifiers, medications to help with side effects, and other treatments, such as bone marrow transplant. Different therapies may also be used in combination. Your doctor will recommend a treatment plan for your specific needs. In general, treatment options depend on the stage of the cancer, where it is located, symptoms, your age, and whether or not you have other medical conditions. Treatment may be delayed until the disease progresses to the point where symptoms occur.

The goal of treatment is to kill the cancer cells.

Treatment may include the following:

References:

Lymphoma. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website. Available at: http://www.lls.org/diseaseinformation/lymphoma. Updated April 19, 2013. Accessed April 29, 2013.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/non-hodgkin. Accessed April 29, 2013.

What is non-Hodgkin lymphoma? American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-hodgkinlymphoma/detailedguide/non-hodgkin-lymphoma-what-is-non-hodgkin-lymphoma?sitearea=CRI. Updated March 27, 2013. Accessed April 29, 2013.

Last reviewed April 2013 by Mohei Abouzied, MD; Michael Woods, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.