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How do medications treat stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

Chemotherapy drugs used to treat stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma target and kill cancer cells with chemicals or radiation. The latter are called radioimmunotherapy drugs, and are generally reserved for recurrent cases. For stage 4 cases of B cell cancer, drugs like Rituxan may be prescribed to strengthen the immune system, making the cancer cells targets for elimination by the body's natural processes.

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