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Can low grade lymphoma be detected on fna

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Pretty much: Accurate histopathologic evaluation of lymphomas requires a tissue biopsy, preferably an intact lymph node. Fnas suggesting the presence of a lymphoma ... Read More
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Dr. David Rizzieri
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: For initial diagnosis, they are nearly useless. While one may be able to tell a blood cancer versus another type, there are about 150 different types ... Read More

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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Not 100%: Many enlarged lymph nodes are not cancerous are instead benign and a result of another disease process. An fna is a good starting test for evaluating ... Read More
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
IF THAT PARTICULAR: Lymph node is involved, yes.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends on size: If the size is less than one Cm(Less than half inch) you can wait and watch for any growth or increase in size before you need to do anything further. ... Read More
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Dr. David Masiello
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Lymph nodes: Without adaquate tissue biopsy it is not possible o say for sure. FNA is never an acceptable test when evaluating lymphoma and the appropriate course ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: I wouldn't accept the diagnosis without cytogenetics and maybe flow cytometry in the absence of at least a core tissue biopsy.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Still controversial: Current thinking is that if in early stages, it may be ok to just follow since it is so slow growing. May not cause a problem for years. If more advan ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many types...: Lymphoma consists of >50 subtypes. Lymphoma can be divided/dichotomized into groups such as: 1) hodgkin lymphoma (hl)/non-hl (nhl), 2) t-/b-cell, 3) ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
Dr. Sam Sugar answered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Chemo and radiation : Most likely next steps as determined by oncologist.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Cancer of lymph cell: There are different types of lymphoma. Low grade lymphomas develop and progress slowly, can be treated but only rarely cured, and are treated with im ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Depends: Low grade or indolent lymphomas are those that usually grow very slowly and can be present for years before they are diagnosed. They are in essence ch ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Low grade lymphoma: Lymphomas are cancers that start in the lymphatic/immune system. There are many different kinds. Low grade means the cells are slow growing. B cell d ... Read More

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