Depending on your type of lymphoma and whether or where it has spread, your doctor may use radiation therapy along with chemotherapy.
Radiation therapy uses high-energy X-rays to kill cancer cells and reduce the size of tumors. People with lymphoma receive external radiation therapy, in which a machine outside the body delivers a dose of radiation that travels through the outer structures, such as the skin and the skeletal muscles, into deeper areas of the body.
For non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, these are the most common areas where doctors use radiation: lymph nodes in the mantle area (neck, chest and armpits), spleen or groin.
We will tailor your radiation regimen to your specific situation. Typically patients with lymphoma who need radiation get one treatment each day, five days a week, for several weeks.