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Expert opinion - should lymphoma (both types-hodgkins and non hodgkins) show in a blood test?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 49 years experience
Not usual: For lymphoma, a disease of nodes, to have diagnostic cells or abnormalities on blood tests. This question is asked a lot on the site, and I do not know from what source the false belief comes from. One needs a biopsy of a node or the site of lymphoma, blood work for other reasons.
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