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A 30-year-old member asked:

when you are tested for lymphoma are you tested for leukemia at the same time?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Yes: Part of the evaluation for lymphoma is a blood count. This is the best screening test for leukemia. Frequently, a bone marrow examination is also performed in the testing for lymphoma. The bone marrow test would also evaluate for the possibility of leukemia.
Dr. David Rizzieri
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Not usually: Depending on the circumstance we sometimes test for both, however we typically do not test for both at the same time in the same patient.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me are leukemia lumps the same as lymphoma?

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Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 27 years experience
No: Patients with some types of leukemia can develop lumps or tumors. Today these are called granulocytic or myeloid sarcomas or extra medullary myeloid tumors. In the past they were called chloromas because of their greenish hue when cut open. They are usually not in lymph nodes. Lymphomas generally do not float around in blood to the same degree and the tumors are usually in the lump nodes.

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