Though rare, certain types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma may be treated with surgery. This may be the case when the cancer is localized to an organ and has not spread, or if other treatment methods fail. Examples include:
Surgery is usually done in combination with other treatments.
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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116014/Non-Hodgkin-lymphoma-NHL. Updated May 5, 2016. Accesses October 6, 2016.
Treatment option overview. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/types/lymphoma/patient/adult-nhl-treatment-pdq#section/_190. Updated March 3, 2016. Accessed April 7, 2016.
Last reviewed March 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD
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