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How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is lymphoma?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Biopsy results

Lymphoma refers to cancer of the lymph glands.
The typical test to confirm a diagnosis is by biopsy of the suspicious lymph node. In some cases a biospy may not be necessary ut blood tests and bone marrow bipsies can be helpful.

In brief: Biopsy results

Lymphoma refers to cancer of the lymph glands.
The typical test to confirm a diagnosis is by biopsy of the suspicious lymph node. In some cases a biospy may not be necessary ut blood tests and bone marrow bipsies can be helpful.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Otto Placik
An enlarged lymph node is the ususal presenting sign.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine

In brief: Blood test result

Often b or t cell lymphomas can be diagnosed using blood.
..Cytometry and blood smears can help with the diagnosis. If you had a biopsy, that may help as well. Check with your doc... Good luck.

In brief: Blood test result

Often b or t cell lymphomas can be diagnosed using blood.
..Cytometry and blood smears can help with the diagnosis. If you had a biopsy, that may help as well. Check with your doc... Good luck.
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