Radiation Oncology Consultation for Hematologic Malignancies
© 2014 John Wiley and Sons, Inc.. This chapter presents a series of case studies which describe the use of radiation oncology for hematologic malignancies. It explains the necessity for consolidation radiation therapy (RT) if a CR by positron emission tomography (PET) is achieved after R-CHOP for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Next, the chapter discusses the optimal treatment for localized follicular lymphoma: RT, chemoimmunotherapy, a combination approach, or observation. The appropriate goal in the treatment of early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma is highlighted in one case study. The chapter explains what dose of RT should be administered for a solitary plasmacytoma. Finally, it analyzes whether there is a value to consolidation RT in advanced DLBCL.
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