Using the diagnostic tests and the results of the biopsy, the oncology team will give the lymphoma a “stage.”
Over the years, there have been many different systems used for staging lymphomas. The current staging system, however, is known as the Lugano classification, which is based on the older Ann Arbor system. The stages are described by Roman numerals I through IV (1-4).
There are several factors that will affect your choice of treatment. These can include:
Regardless of what type of lymphoma you have been diagnosed with, you can expect some form of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biologic therapy (immunotherapy), or a combination of treatments. Bone or blood marrow, as well as stem cell transplantation, may also sometimes be done under special circumstances.
Consultants in Medical Oncology and Hematology is committed to providing our patients with the most advanced treatments for all types of cancers of the blood, including lymphomas. Please find the CMOH location that is most convenient for you in the greater Philadelphia area and call to request an appointment.