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Table 1 Description of baseline patient characteristics

From: A comparison of mantle versus involved-field radiotherapy for Hodgkin's lymphoma: reduction in normal tissue dose and second cancer risk

Characteristics Number
Gender  
   Females 25 (61%)
   Males 16 (39%)
Median age (range) 27 (14–58 years)
Smokers (current/ex-smoker) 14 (34%)
Pathology  
   Nodular Sclerosing 39 (95%)
   Nodular Lymphocyte Predominant 1 (2%)
   Mixed Cellularity 1 (2%)
Stage I 4 (10%)
   II 34 (85%)
   III 2 (4%)
N/A (Relapse) 1 (2%)
Bulky disease * 28 (72%)
Chemotherapy Regimen  
   ABVD 38 (93%)
   Other 3 (7%)
Median cycles (range) 4 (3–8)
35 Gy IFRT plan – Treatment Indication  
   Adjuvant 37
   Post Transplant 3
   Adjuvant Post-Relapse 1
  1. * Bulky disease was defined as ≥ 5 cm on CT scan, and/or a thoracic ratio of maximum transverse mass diameter ≥ 33% of the internal transverse thoracic diameter measured at the T5/6 intervertebral disc level on chest radiography.