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Have you done a neck biopsy to rule out lymphoma? How hare is it?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: I have HAD a neck

Node biopsy, and i did not have lymphoma, but that is why i had it done! it is a very typical procedure for an ENT or general surgeon to perfom as an outpatient undder local anesthesia.
Getting the node (as opposed to aspirating cells) defines the archtecture and the composition of cell by a hematopathologist. Some nodes show other things, benign and malignant.

In brief: I have HAD a neck

Node biopsy, and i did not have lymphoma, but that is why i had it done! it is a very typical procedure for an ENT or general surgeon to perfom as an outpatient undder local anesthesia.
Getting the node (as opposed to aspirating cells) defines the archtecture and the composition of cell by a hematopathologist. Some nodes show other things, benign and malignant.
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