Treatment Options for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Treatment options depend on the type of lymphoma you have, the stage of the lymphoma and your overall health. Treatment may include radiation therapy or chemotherapy, either alone or in combination. Other treatments include watchful waiting and biologic therapy. It may help to talk to several cancer specialistst before deciding on the best course of treatment for you, your cancer and your lifestyle.
- A radiation oncologist is a doctor who specializes in destroying cancer cells with high energy X-rays or other types of radiation.
- A medical oncologist is a doctor who is an expert at prescribing special drugs (chemotherapy) to treat cancer. Some medical oncologists are also hematologists, meaning they have experience treating blood problems.