Leukemia, Lymphoma / Blood Cancers Mini Guide TOC - When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor to schedule an appointment if you have had any symptoms for longer than 2 weeks, such as:
Who to see
Health professionals who can evaluate your symptoms of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) include:
When NHL is suspected, a tissue sample (biopsy) is needed to make a diagnosis. A biopsy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is usually taken from a lymph node. But other tissues may be sampled as well. A surgeon will remove a sample of tissue so that a pathologist can examine it under a microscope to check for cancer cells.
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is usually treated by a medical oncologist or a hematologist. If you need radiation therapy, you will also see a radiation oncologist.
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.