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What tests do you go through for lymphoma?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Multiple kinds

In general, a biopsy of the swollen lymph gland or suspicious mass/lump has to be done to establish a diagnosis.
Then, once diagnosis is made, some staging work up have to be done that at least would include- blood works, imaging study such as pet /ct scan, a bone marrow biopsy, an echocardiogram. Dsicuss further in detail with your oncologist.

In brief: Multiple kinds

In general, a biopsy of the swollen lymph gland or suspicious mass/lump has to be done to establish a diagnosis.
Then, once diagnosis is made, some staging work up have to be done that at least would include- blood works, imaging study such as pet /ct scan, a bone marrow biopsy, an echocardiogram. Dsicuss further in detail with your oncologist.
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Dr. Hernani Cualing
Agree in general, in particular flow cytometry, molecular tests, immunotests on tissue along with biopsy histopathology zero in on the type among hundreds of lymphomas. Lymphomas are like any other cancers, some fatal within a few weeks and some indolent with survival over decades. These prognostic factors partly depend on the very specific kind based on those particular tests and require experts.
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