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Chemotherapy Study

The New England Journal of Medicine reports an encouraging new study of the treatment of early cases of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Jackie Kennedy's disease, in children and young adults.

In the study 340 patients under 21 were divided into several groups. Some were given 9 weeks of chemotherapy and some were given 8 months of such treatment.

Results: A 5 year survival rate of almost 90% in all groups!

Their conclusion: 9 weeks of chemo without the need for radiation is adequate for most of these patients.

I'm Medical Editor, Dr. Ted Castele, with the Medical Moment.






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