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What are other treatments for Burkitt lymphoma?

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Other treatments for Burkitt lymphoma may include intensive chemotherapy in combination with:

In some cases, surgery may be needed to remove parts of the intestine that are blocked, bleeding, or have ruptured.

  • Rituximab (Rituxan), a monoclonal antibody that sticks to proteins on cancer cells and stimulates the immune system to attack cancer cells
  • Autologous stem cell transplantation, in which the patient's stem cells are removed, stored, and returned to the body
  • Radiation therapy
  • Steroid therapy

From: Burkitt Lymphoma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas." Ferry, J. , 2006. Macmillan.org: "Burkitt lymphoma and Burkitt-like lymphoma." Merck Manual Home Edition: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas." Perkins, A. , 2008.




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Reviewed by William Blahd on July 11, 2017

SOURCES: Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas." Ferry, J. , 2006. Macmillan.org: "Burkitt lymphoma and Burkitt-like lymphoma." Merck Manual Home Edition: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas." Perkins, A. , 2008.




The OncologistHematology

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 11, 2017

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