Radiation Oncology

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Non-­Hodgkins Lymphoma / Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Hodgkin's lymphoma/Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas are cancers of the immune/lymphatic system. Radiation therapy (the delivery of high energy radiation (x-rays) that accurately target cancer cells in specific parts of the body) is often an integral part of the treatment regimen for these diseases, either alone, or, more commonly, in combination with chemotherapy. The choice of treatment is based on many factors, such as:

  • Extent of disease (stage)
  • Location of disease/involved lymph nodes or organs
  • Other patient-related factors such as age and overall health

At Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital, we work closely with medical oncologists to formulate an individualized treatment plan for each patient that is data-driven (that is, based on results of up-to-date clinical trials). We offer state of the art equipment and software to deliver the latest radiotherapy techniques, such as Image-guided Radiation therapy, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT).

We take great pride in spending time with our patients to discuss these options, allowing them to make an informed decision as to what is the best treatment for them.

Side Effects

The side effects you may experience will depend on the area being treated, the type of radiation used and whether or not you also received chemotherapy. Before treatment, your doctor will describe what you can expect.

Some patients experience minor or no side effects and can continue their normal routines.

If at any time you develop side effects, tell your doctor or nurse. He or she can give you medicine to help.

Physicians

Our physicians who specialize the treatment Hodgkin’s/Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma:

Michael Smith M.D: (212) 746-9849

Mary K. Hayes M.D: (212) 746-3610

Schedule Appointment

There are many ways to request for an appointment with us. Give us a call at the information below, login to your Weill Cornell Connect or fill out the online form.

Contact Us

Stich Radiation Oncology Center

New York-Presbyterian Hospital/
Weill Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
Tel: (212) 746-3600
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The Arnold Center For Radiation Oncology

New York Hospital Queens

56-45 Main Street
(56th Avenue between Main Street and 141st Street)
Flushing, NY 11355
Tel: (718) 670-1501

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New York-Presbyterian/
Lower Manhattan Cancer Center

21 West Broadway
New York, NY 10003
Tel: (212) 746-6600

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