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Treatment for Lymphoma of the Head and Neck

A unique collaboration between experts at the Abramson Cancer Center and Penn Ear, Nose and Throat, our lymphoma team treats the entire individual—not just the disease—using a multidisciplinary approach

Lymphoma in the head and neck area is generally one of the more treatable cancers and will most likely never be treated with surgery.

Treatment for Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the head and neck may include systemic chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy. Immunotherapy, high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant are also treatment options.

Treatment approaches will depend on the subtype, stage and whether the cancer is aggressive or indolent.

Survival rates are dependent on what type of lymphoma it is, where it is located, and how far it has spread beyond the initial nodal involvement. Lymphoma remains one of the more responsive cancers, and it is a good sign if the cancer is confined to the head and neck region.