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Lymphoma Care

When you’re a patient at Swedish, we don’t just treat your lymphoma – we treat you. We use the most advanced treatments to create a highly personalized care plan. We also support you and your loved ones with a full range of services throughout your entire cancer journey. The result is effective, whole-person care for your body, mind and spirit.

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Why Choose Swedish for Your Lymphoma Care?

At Swedish, we see the life in you. Together, let’s finish cancer – so you don’t have to miss any of life’s special moments.

The Swedish Cancer Institute offers patients with all types of lymphoma – both Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s – the expertise of physicians specializing in lymphoma. At Swedish, patients with lymphoma are supported by a multidisciplinary approach to care, the latest diagnostic techniques, state-of-the-art treatment options and a wide selection of quality support services. Your oncology team will work with you directly to design a treatment plan that fits your personal needs. It’s an approach that combines leading-edge treatment with the compassionate care Swedish is known for. Why? Because we know this results in the best outcomes.

As a patient, you’ll be supported through your entire cancer journey by a multidisciplinary cancer care team. You’ll be treated by board-certified medical oncologists and hematologists, as well as pathologists with special expertise in hematologic cancer. It’s a team-based approach to lymphoma care. Your care team may also include oncology nurse navigators, genetic risk experts, pulmonologists, neurologists and other cancer specialists. We also provide you and your family with a full range of support services well beyond conventional treatment, from genetic counseling and education to nutrition and pain management.

Learn more about the experts who make up our multidisciplinary cancer care teams.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate, but access to great lymphoma care hasn’t always been the same for everyone. At Swedish, we are deeply committed to making sure every patient we treat has access to the best cancer care. We offer various location-specific services to help our patients receive equitable care, such as translation for non-English-speaking patients, telehealth and transportation assistance. We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, spiritual, gender, and sexual identities of each member of our diverse communities, and we welcome all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. We aim to make sure every patient is treated equally and with dignity – whoever you are, and wherever you’re at.

At any given time, the Swedish Cancer Institute offers patients more than 140 clinical-research studies involving most types of cancers. Patients with lymphoma have access to a broad variety of clinical trials encompassing early stage (Phase 1 or first in human) to later stage (Phase 3) trials. Our clinical trials provide unique access to scientifically novel therapies including a variety of cellular therapies, immunotherapies, and new targeted therapies. Additionally, our physician specialists collaborate with other regional and national research groups, including Southwest Oncology Group, National Cancer Institute, Puget Sound Oncology Consortium and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

About Lymphoma

Lymphoma is cancer that forms in the lymphatic system, which fights infection and cancer. The lymphatic system includes the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus gland and bone marrow. The expert oncology teams at Swedish use the most effective therapies to treat patients with every type of lymphoma and its related conditions, including:

  • Castleman disease
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Cutaneous T-cell leukemia/lymphoma
  • Hodgkin lymphoma

Testing and Diagnostics

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Diagnostic tools help our cancer clinicians determine which therapies will work best for each patient, based on many factors like cancer type and the genetic or molecular profile of the tumor. Your doctors will use multiple advanced diagnostic and prognostic tools to help design your individualized treatment plan. Depending on your case, this may include one or more of the following:

  • Genetics and genomics 
  • MRI
  • PET/CT scan
  • Lymph node biopsy
  • Specialized blood tests
  • Sampling of the bone marrow

Personalized Treatment for Lymphoma

We take a team approach to your lymphoma treatment because we know this offers the best success in controlling and curing cancer. Your multidisciplinary cancer care team will work with you to design an individualized cancer care plan, from diagnosis to post-treatment support. We offer many different therapies across our Swedish locations. Depending on your condition, your personal care plan may include one or more of the following:

Systemic therapies travel through the bloodstream and affect cells in other body parts. They are used for patients whose cancer has spread to other areas of the body or if there’s a high risk of spread. Sophisticated genetic analysis allows us to target therapies to specific DNA mutations that cause cancer cells to develop and grow. Systemic therapies include:

  • Autologous and allogenic stem cell transplant
  • Cellular immunotherapy (CART)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical trials
  • Molecularly targeted therapy

Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation from a source like X-rays or photons to kill cancer cells or shrink tumors. It may be part of a treatment plan that also includes systemic therapies and/or surgery. Radiation is sometimes used to help ease a patient’s pain or discomfort. Radiation therapies include:

  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) Note: This advanced therapy is not available at all Swedish locations.
  • Stereotactic radiation (SABR/SBRT) Note: This advanced therapy is not available at all Swedish locations.
  • Surface-guided radiation therapy (SGRT/SIGRT) Note: This advanced therapy is not available at all Swedish locations.
  • Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT)

Find Lymphoma Cancer Care Close to You


We are proud to see our dedication to our cancer patients recognized by some of the most well-respected programs and institutions in the United States. Several of our Swedish locations have achieved the following accreditations:

Doctors Specializing in Lymphoma

At Swedish, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.

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