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J Korean Soc Ther Radiol > Volume 2(1); 1984 > Article
Journal of the Korean Society for Therapeutic Radiology 1984;2(1): 49-58.
Radiotherapy of Stage I and II localized Head and Neck Non-odgkin' Ly,phoma
W Y Oh, C O Suh, G E Kim, B S Kim
Department of Radiology, Yonsei University Medical College, Korea.
53 patients of previously untreated Stage I & II Non-odgkin's Lymphoma in head and neck treated with irradiation at Yonsei Cancer Center from January, 1970 to December, 1978 were retrospectively analyzed. 5 year survival rate and 5 year disease free survival rate were 51.5% and 42%. Local control rate by irradiation was 92.4% with mainly 4,000~6,000 rads. 21 patients suffered relapses after radiotherapy, 4 cases recurred within irradiated area, 4 cases at contiguous site of irradiation field, and 13 cases recurred at distant area, more commonly below diaphragm. Most cases relapsed within 1 year 6 months after treatment. Optimum irradiation field for head and neck localized lymphoma, prognostic factors and usefulness of chemotherapy are also discussed.
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