- Q What are the risks of having Hodgkin disease treated?
Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Internal MedicineThere are some complications from using radiation therapy to treat Hodgkin's disease.Most commonly, radiation is used in the chest area. This area, called the "mediastinum," is often involved with Hodgkin's disease.The most common organ adversely... Full Answer
- Q Are there alternative treatments for lymphomas?
There are not currently any proven alternative methods for treating lymphomas. There may be some clinical trials researching alternative options, but at this point, it is probably best to seek standard treatment for lymphomas. Alternative treatments such... Full Answer
- Q How does lymphoma treatment differ in children and adults?
The types of lymphomas that children may develop are limited to only a few of the more than 20 subtypes of lymphomas. Children tend to get lymphomas that are more aggressive than adults and need more definitive treatment, while some adults could have... Full Answer
- Q How do medications treat primary central nervous system lymphoma?
Medications used in the treatment of primary central nervous system lymphoma include methotrexate, steroids, and anticonvulsants. Methotrexate works in chemotherapy and is a mainstay of treatment and works by destroying or preventing further growth of... Full Answer
- Q How does lymphoma treatment affect pregnancy?
Treatment for lymphomas when a woman is pregnant depends on the type and the location of the lymphoma. During the first trimester, if a slow growing lymphoma is found, and it is located in the upper part of the body (armpits or neck), it is possible to... Full Answer