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Lymphoma

  • Rony Benson
  • Supriya Mallick
  • Goura K. Rath
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Abstract

Lymphomas involve clonal proliferations of lymphocytes and can be broadly classified as Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s type. Hodgkin’s lymphoma has a bimodal age distribution while non-Hodgkin’s occurs mostly in elderly. The chapter aims in summarising the case taking, examination and investigations in a patient with suspected lymphoma. The practical radiotherapy planning aspects in these patients including brief overview on involved field radiotherapy and involved site radiotherapy is also summarised.

Keywords

Hodgkin’s lymphoma Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma Radiotherapy Involved field radiotherapy Involved site radiotherapy Case evaluation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rony Benson
    • 1
  • Supriya Mallick
    • 2
  • Goura K. Rath
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Medical OncologyRCCThiruvananthapuramIndia
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyNational Cancer Institute-India (NCI-India)JhajjarIndia
  3. 3.Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Institute-Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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