Treatment for Lymphoma

Treatment for Lymphoma

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At age 30, Tijn was successfully treated at MSK for stage III Burkitt Lymphoma. Hear his story, and learn how he’s doing today.
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Treatment for lymphoma may include radiation, chemotherapy, or a combination of both. It may also include immunotherapy or other new treatments. The treatment that is best for you will depend on many factors, such as the type of lymphoma you have and whether it has come back after previous treatment.

Lymphoma Prognosis

The outlook for people with lymphoma has never been better, thanks to advances in molecular and genetic tumor testing and improvements in understanding the biology of different lymphoma types.

Your doctor may recommend a treatment based on your specific subtype of lymphoma and its unique genetic profile.

With biologically targeted therapies, we’re now able to select drugs that zero in on the process that turns lymphocytes into cancer cells. These medicines are often pills that can be taken by mouth. They generally cause fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy drugs because they are designed to target only tumor cells and leave healthy cells alone.

Why choose Memorial Sloan Kettering for lymphoma treatment?

At Memorial Sloan Kettering, we are committed to providing all our patients with access to the most effective and innovative treatments. Our lymphoma patients have excellent outcomes and receive superior care.

Many people with lymphoma choose to be treated at MSK because of our collaborative approach to determining a treatment plan. Our specialists meet each week to consult on patient cases and agree on the best course of action. This team includes medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, and pathologists. What makes these meetings unique is that there are world leaders with decades of experience in every discipline giving direct attention to individual patient cases.

This close collaboration sets us apart from other institutions. Our patients benefit from the skill and experience of not just one outstanding doctor but an entire team of experts who work together in their patients’ best interests.

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