EBRT for Hodgkin lymphoma
For Hodgkin lymphoma patients, EBRT may be targeted to lymph nodes in the neck, chest and underarms, or in the pelvis and spleen (for diseases below the diaphragm). To preserve fertility, we may need to shield organs like the ovaries during radiation therapy.
Specific advantages of EBRT for Hodgkin lymphoma include the following:
- It’s a fast, painless outpatient procedure. A typical radiation treatment lasts a few minutes.
- Unlike chemotherapy, which circulates throughout the body, EBRT for Hodgkin lymphoma is targeted to a specific area.
- By targeting tumors with higher doses of radiation, EBRT helps minimize damage to healthy tissues and reduce side effects.
Helping you maintain your quality of life
Your care team is available to anticipate and proactively manages the potential side effects of external beam radiation therapy for Hodgkin lymphoma. Before, during and after your treatment, you’ll have access to supportive care services designed to keep you strong and nutritionally fortified, reduce the side effects of radiation, and promote your overall well-being.