LIMITED STAGE FOLLICULAR LYMPHOMA: THE ROLE OF RADIATION THERAPY.
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Follicular Lymphoma, Radiotherapy, Indolent Lymphomas,
Radiation therapy (RT) alone has been considered for a long time as the standard therapeutic option for limited stage FL, due to its high efficacy in terms of local disease control with a quite significant proportion of “cured” patients (without further relapses at 10-15 years). Multiple therapeutic choices are now accepted for the management of early stage FL at diagnosis, and better staging procedures as well as better systemic therapy partially modified the role of RT in this setting. RT has also changed in terms of prescribed dose as well as treatment volumes. In this review, we present and discuss the current role of RT for limited stage FL in light of the historical data, the modern RT approach and the best combination with systemic therapy.