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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Hodgkin Lymphoma, Version 1.2015

stem cell transplant

A cancer treatment that destroys bone marrow then replaces

it by adding healthy blood stem cells.

steroid

A drug used to reduce redness, swelling, and pain, but also

to kill lymphoma cells.

targeted therapy

Drugs that stop the growth process that is specific to cancer

cells.

T-cell

One of three main types of white blood cells called

lymphocytes that help protect the body from infection and

disease. Also called T-lymphocyte.

three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy

(3D-CRT)

Radiation therapy that uses beams that match the shape of

the tumor.

thymus

A gland located behind the breastbone.

tissue fluid

The liquid that surrounds cells. Also called interstitial fluid.

tonsil

A group of tissue within the throat that contains many white

blood cells called lymphocytes and fights germs that enter

the mouth and nose.

total lymphoid irradiation (TLI)

Treatment with high-energy rays (radiation ) that is given to

all lymphatic tissue in the body.

ultrasound

A test that uses sound waves to take pictures of the inside of

the body.

vaccine

A biological agent inserted into the body to prevent a

disease.

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