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How can radiation treat AIDS-related lymphoma?

Radiation can destroy cancer cells or stop their growth. Depending on the type of AIDS-related lymphoma and its stage (how advanced it is), you may be treated with external beams of radiation, or your doctor may implant radioactive pellets, wires, or other devices into your body. Radiation is often used to treat primary central nervous system lymphoma (CNS lymphoma), one of the major types of AIDS-related lymphoma.

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