Treatment Approaches and Nursing Applications for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Jennifer M. Long

non-Hodgkin, lymphoma, treatment
CJON 2007, 11(1), 13-21. DOI: 10.1188/07.CJON.S1.13-21

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), a malignancy that manifests in the lymphatic system, is one of the most commonly occurring hematologic disease types in the United States and other Westernized countries. NHL is divided into a range of subtypes with differing clinical features and outcomes. Depending on the type of NHL and the patient's overall clinical presentation, treatment varies from systemic combined chemotherapy regimens with or without immunotherapy, radioimmunotherapy, and transplants to investigational options. Oncology nurses play a vital role in implementing successful treatment and management of patients with NHL as oncology care moves into an era of novel targeted therapies.

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