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Lymphoma is a type of cancer that occurs in the human lymphatic system and is classified either as a Hodgkin's disease or as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Since lymph nodes are located in different places of the human body, lymphoma can have any localization.
Usually lymphoma is treated with chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy. But often oncological pathologies of this type occur in the chest next to important organs, such as the heart, lungs or esophagus. This makes it difficult to deliver high doses of radiation to the tumor without the risk of damage to these sensitive areas.
Proton therapy provides a chance for recovery to patients with lymphomas that are inoperable due to their localization. Our team of oncologists is able to create a treatment plan in which radiation will accurately affect the most inaccessible tumors while at the same time sparing healthy tissues and not affecting vital organs.
There are reverse cases: tumors of some patients are resistant to chemotherapy. Radiation therapy is the only possible method of treatment, but a high dose of radiation exposure is required to kill cancer cells. With the use of standard radiation therapy, the consequence can be a negative effect on healthy tissue, especially dangerous in cases where the neoplasm is located in close proximity to vital organs. Proton therapy, in which a targeted proton beam delivers energy directly to cancer cells, without affecting normal tissues, gives a chance for recovery to patients with chemotherapy-resistant lymphomas.
Treatment sessions usually take from 15 to 30 minutes per day and are held five times a week for approximately 4 to 7 weeks. The course of treatment and the duration of the procedure each day varies depending on the individual case of each patient. Most patients tolerate treatment exceptionally well and can continue to work and exercise during the course of treatment and immediately after it.