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LymphomaTests

These Tests Can Determine Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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Thousands of people in Time Square.
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Doctor checking lymph nodes during exam.
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Your doctor will likely do a medical exam


Lymph node biopsy concept.
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Biopsy: Removing tissue to look for cancerous cells


Blood vial labeled for CBC test.
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Blood test can help doctors determine how advanced lymphoma is


Bone marrow aspiration/biopsy concept.
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Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy performed following diagnosis


Doctor examining chest x-ray.
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Chest X-ray can help doctors stage non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma


Radiologist viewing CT scan.
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CT scan helps show how much cancer has spread


Doctor talking with patient before MRI
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MRI scan often done when doctors suspect advance of disease


PET scan instrument.
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PET scans can also show how much cancer has spread


Doppler echocardiogram of heart.
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Other tests are possible, too


Katherine Malmo

Katherine Malmo

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Katherine Malmo is a freelance writer and author who was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer 13 years ago. Her memoir, “Who in This Room: The Realities of Cancer, Fish, and Demolition,” was published in 2011 and a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. These days, she lives in Seattle and writes mostly about cancer and advances in cancer treatments.