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EBRT for leukemia

EBRT for leukemia

EBRT is a common option for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and can help to reduce swelling in the lymph nodes, liver or spleen.

Advantages of EBRT for leukemia may include:

  • It’s a fast, painless outpatient procedure. A typical radiation treatment lasts a few minutes.
  • Unlike chemotherapy, which circulates throughout the body, EBRT for leukemia 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 anticipates and proactively manages the side effects of external beam radiation therapy for leukemia. Before, during and after your treatment, you’ll have access to supportive care services, such as nutrition therapy, naturopathic medicine, pain management, mind-body medicine, oncology rehabilitation and spiritual support. These therapies are designed to keep you strong and nutritionally fortified, reduce the side effects of radiation and promote your overall well-being.