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Can radiation treat AIDS-related cancers?

Radiation is one possible treatment for AIDS-related cancers, including cervical cancer and certain lymphomas. It is especially used in some types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, known as primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphomas, which grow in the spinal cord and brain.

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