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Primary CNS Lymphoma Treatment (PDQ®)

Patient Version
Last Modified: 04/14/2014

Treatment Options for Primary CNS Lymphoma

Primary CNS Lymphoma Not Related to AIDS
Primary CNS Lymphoma Related to AIDS
Recurrent Primary CNS Lymphoma



Primary CNS Lymphoma Not Related to AIDS

Treatment of primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma in patients who do not have AIDS may include the following:

Primary CNS Lymphoma Related to AIDS

Treatment of primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma in patients who do have AIDS may include the following:

Treatment of primary CNS lymphoma is different in patients with AIDS because the treatment side effects may be more severe. (See the PDQ summary on AIDS-Related Lymphoma Treatment for more information).

Recurrent Primary CNS Lymphoma

Treatment of recurrent primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma may include the following:

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with primary central nervous system non-Hodgkin lymphoma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.