Lymphomas often occur in the chest. Proton therapy can treat these tumors with high-dose radiation while minimizing damage and long-term side effects to the adjacent normal heart, lungs, breast and esophagus. Both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients can have significant benefits from proton therapy. Proton therapy is particularly helpful for patients who have had prior therapy, tumors that recurred after prior radiation therapy, large and bulky tumors, and in children.
Lymphomas we treat with proton radiation therapy include
- Hodgkin lymphoma
- Non-Hodgkin lymphomas: Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, marginal zone B-cell lymphomas, Burkitt lymphoma, primary central nervous system lymphomas