Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Overview

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Treating Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma TOPICS

Surgery for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Surgery may be done to get a tissue sample (biopsy) to figure out the type of lymphoma, but it is not often used to treat non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). In rare cases, surgery may be used to treat lymphomas that start in organs such as the spleen, the stomach, or the thyroid and that have not spread beyond these organs. For lymphoma that is only in one place, radiation treatment is more common than surgery.

Last Medical Review: 08/27/2014
Last Revised: 01/22/2016