Prognostic groups for management of clinically localized Hodgkin’s disease
Radiation therapy has conventionally been applied following surgical staging of Hodgkin’s disease. However, the risk of occult upper abdominal disease and the need for upper abdominal radiation despite a negative laparotomy are now well recognized. Furthermore, factors other than anatomical stage are increasingly influencing therapeutic choice. The present analysis defines a treatment approach for patients receiving radical irradiation for Clinical Stages (CS) I and II Hodgkin’s disease, based upon an analysis of outcome for the period 1968–1977.
KeywordsRelapse Rate Radical Irradiation Mixed Cellularity Princess Margaret Hospital Mediastinal Disease
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