Radiotherapy in early stage Hodgkin's lymphoma: The importance of volume and treatment position

Bart Reymen*, Sylvie Spiessens, Yolande Lievens

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This planning study in Hodgkin's disease confirmed smaller irradiated volumes and subsequently lower doses to lungs, heart and breasts for involved node radiotherapy compared to involved field irradiation. However, shifting the arms from alongside the body to above the head offsets the observed benefit on dose to heart and breasts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-228
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2010


  • Hodgkin's disease
  • Radiotherapy
  • Involved-node
  • Treatment position

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