Hodgkin Disease & Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer that begins in cells of the immune system. The lymphatic system is part of the immune system. Because lymphatic tissue is in many parts of the body, Hodgkin lymphoma can start almost anywhere. Usually, it's first found in a lymph node above the diaphragm, the thin muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. But Hodgkin lymphoma also may be found in a group of lymph nodes. Sometimes it starts in other parts of the lymphatic system.
Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin lymphoma are both cancers of the lymphatic system. Hodgkin's disease is characterized by the presence of particular cells called Reed-Sternberg cells, whose origin unknown. It's a quite rare form of these cancers.
Hodgkins Lymphoma Treatment
Treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma is complex. Specialists who treat Hodgkin lymphoma include hematologists, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists. Your doctor may suggest that you choose an oncologist who specializes in the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma. Often, such doctors are associated with major academic centers. Your health care team may also include an oncology nurse and a registered dietitian.
For localized forms, radiotherapy is efficient (X-rays are concentrated on the zone to treat).
If the cancer has spread to a lot of organs, chemotherapy would be a better choice.
There are new therapies in which the patient's immune system is used to fight the cancer. Drugs called interferon or monoclonal antibodies are administered to increase the action of the immune system against cancer.
If the patient suffers from a very serious form of cancer, bone marrow transplant can be necessary. A transplant is done to restore the capacity of the bone marrow to create those cells.
Combination chemotherapy is almost always necessary for successful treatment. Chemotherapy alone, or abbreviated chemotherapy and radiation, cure 70 to 80 percent of patients with limited (Stages I and II) intermediate-grade Lymphoma. Advanced (Stages III and IV) disease can be eradicated in about 50 percent of patients.
Apart from surgery and chemotherapy, the new age technologies used to treat cancer include Radiology and Radiation Oncology, which are advanced imaging technology that can be used to detect cancer.
Technologies for detection of cancer:
- Computerized Tomography (CT)
- Nuclear Medicine
- PET Fusion
- Robotic Surgical System
- Trilogy Image Guided Radiation Therapy System (IGRT)
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy System (IMRT)
The oncology clinic is comprised of physicians dedicated to Hodgkins Lymphoma Treatment & Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Treatment and metastases to the system with the latest technology. Because our physicians are specialists in oncology, hematology, medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology and Hodgkin Disease & Non Hodgkin Lymphoma treatment, you can rest assured you’re receiving the best care available. We work with specialists in other areas of care when necessary to give you a comprehensive approach to treatment of Hodgkin Disease & Non Hodgkin Lymphoma. OMEGA offers the latest and most advanced cancer treatments in India.
Apart from doctors, we have radiologists who specialize in Imaging, Neuroradiology, PET CT, Abdominal Imaging, Interventional Radiology and Musculoskeletal Imaging We are uniquely positioned to make the tremendous power of these technologies work towards giving you the best cancer treatment.