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How Is Lymphoma Detected
Symptoms and imaging: People usually present with symptoms -- eg, fever, chills, night sweats, fatigue, lymph node enlargement, spleen enlargement, etc. Then (or sometimes incidentally) abnormal lymph nodes are noted on ct scans. A biopsy (of lymph nodes and/or bone marrow) is needed for diagnosis. Less often blood abnormalities show a leukemic (blood) component of lymphoma or other abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Ultrasound can be a robust diagnostic tool. However, lymphoma is a tissue diagnosis. Meaning an ultrasound could clearly identify an enlarged lymph node say in the groin and it could help guide a biopsy of the suspicious lymph node. Ultrasound alone might raise the suspicion but would not be diagnostic nor adequate for staging. Tissue is the issue ultimately. ...Read more
My doctor said that a hodgkin disease/lymphoma would always be detected in a blood test. All medical sites say this is not the case. What do I do now?
Can lymphoma be detected on a chest xray? Lymphs up in neck, armpits, groin, cold sweats etc, blood test + chest xray came back clear?
Malignancy: A lymphoma is a malignancy of a certain type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. These cells are found in the lymphatic system and the blood stream. When the disease appears primarily in lymph nodes it is called a lymphoma. There are many different types of lymphoma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends Stage/type: Hodgkin's and non-hodgkin's lymphomas each have different types and them they are staged one to four. Early stages have upwards of 90 percent survival. Stage four however still has goods odds of survival as well. Unless the specific type/stage of lymphoma is known the exact odds differs. Overall chemotherapy/radiotherapy and immunotherapy has really advanced to increase the odds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I think you are asking 'if a DX of lymphoma has been made by an oncologist (cancer specialist), would weight loss start occurring, and if so, would it be so much weight loss that it was noticeable.' weight loss is not necessarily a part of lymphoma. If one is losing a good deal of weight from the lymphoma, it is not a good sign. If wt loss due to chemotherapy/nausea, different story. Ask the doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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