Treatment for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in Tampa Bay
Depending on the type and stage of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, treatment options might include:
- Radiation therapy
- Targeted drug therapy
- Stem cell transplant
The team of seasoned experts at Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology evaluates each case of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and designs a treatment plan that fits each patient’s needs. Some of the methods TBRO typically uses to treat non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma include:
Our staff of expert physicians and technicians will walk you through each step of your cancer treatment journey and are always available to answer your questions, help you feel comfortable, and let you know what’s next.
About Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer that starts in white blood cells called lymphocytes, which are part of the immune system. While it usually starts in lymph nodes or other lymph tissue, it can sometimes affect the skin. It most often affects adults but is sometimes found in children also.
Since lymph nodes are present throughout the body, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can occur in a number of sites, including:
- Lymph nodes
- Bone marrow
- Adenoids or tonsils
- Digestive tract
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas are classified by how fast they grow and spread:
- Indolent lymphomas grow and spread slowly and may not need immediate treatment.
- Aggressive lymphomas grow and spread rapidly and should be treated right away.
Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Some common signs and symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are:
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Fever or chills
- Unexplained weight loss
- Night sweats
- Swelling of the abdomen
- Feeling full after only a small amount of food
- Chest pain or pressure
- Shortness of breath or cough
- Frequent or severe infections
- Easily becoming bruised or bleeding
Any of these symptoms may be the result of something else, but it’s important to be checked by your doctor if you experience them consistently.
Contact Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology today for more information about non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma treatment options. Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology has multiple Florida facilities located in the Tampa Bay area in Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL.