The Goal of Radiation Treatment for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
The goal of radiation is to use high-energy X-rays to kill lymphoma cells and shrink tumors. This may also ease symptoms. To treat lymphoma, a machine directs radiation into your body from the outside. That's why it's called external-beam radiation therapy (EBRT). If you have stage I or stage II lymphoma, you may get radiation as your main (primary) treatment, along with other treatments such as chemotherapy.