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So is it safe to say that if I get routine blood work and if it comes back completely normal I don't have lymphoma or anything? Cbc and cmp

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: No

One can have many varieties of cancer including lymphoma with a normal complete blood count (CBC) and comprehensive metabolic panel (cmp).

In brief: No

One can have many varieties of cancer including lymphoma with a normal complete blood count (CBC) and comprehensive metabolic panel (cmp).
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: No

As mentioned, one can have lymphoma and have completely normal blood tests.
The diagnosis of lymphoma requires a biopsy of the enlarged lymph node. There are many causes of enlarged lymph nodes, many not involving cancer. If the enlarged lymph nodes are persistent, and/or are associated with other concerning symptoms (night sweats, unexplained fevers, weight loss, problems breathing), biopsy!

In brief: No

As mentioned, one can have lymphoma and have completely normal blood tests.
The diagnosis of lymphoma requires a biopsy of the enlarged lymph node. There are many causes of enlarged lymph nodes, many not involving cancer. If the enlarged lymph nodes are persistent, and/or are associated with other concerning symptoms (night sweats, unexplained fevers, weight loss, problems breathing), biopsy!
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