Purpose: To evaluate the usefulness of radiotherapy for relapse of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) at a localized site. Methods: Of 79 patients with relapsed intermediate- or high-grade NHL, 13 patients (16.5%) with a localized relapse were analyzed retrospectively. Results: Five patients were treated with radiotherapy alone and eight were treated with radiotherapy plus conventional chemotherapy (CHOP or other combinations). Radiotherapy was delivered to the involved field to a mean total dose of 34.1 Gy (range, 21-51 Gy). The 5-year overall and disease-free survival rates were 80.2% and 76.2%, respectively. Four patients relapsed subsequently. After further salvage therapy, two patients died of NHL and two were alive without active disease. Conclusion: Radiotherapy may be an important component of treatment for selected patients with NHL who relapse at a localized site.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Radiation Medicine - Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging