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A 33-year-old female asked:

Is there a way for an at risk person to detect early changes (via blood tests etc) that usually precipitate development of non-hodgkins lymphoma?

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Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 23 years experience
Yes: Seeing your general doctor regulary for check-ups and physical exams is the best way. Sometimes you can see signs of lymphoma in a blood test, like a high LDH, but this is not an effective screening method. Only if your doctor suspects that you may have lymphoma should she order further testing.
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