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    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.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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