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can a hematologist rule out lymphoma by examining your blood under a microscope?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Malignant lymphoma cells tend to stay in the tissue rather than circulating.
Dr. Kalli Faulkner
Pathology 12 years experience
Not necessarily.: Only certain types of lymphoma peripheralize and can be seen in a peripheral blood smear. Many require biopsy of an involved node, organ, or bone marrow with evaluation by a hematopathologist to make the diagnosis. Hope this helps!

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