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may also order other tests, including:
Blood tests, such as a
chemistry screen to measure the levels of several
substances in the blood and a
CBC (complete blood count) to provide information
about the kinds and numbers of cells in the blood.
chest X-ray to provide a picture of organs and
structures within the chest, including the heart and lungs, the blood vessels
of the chest, and the thin sheet of muscle (diaphragm) that separates the chest
cavity from the abdominal cavity.
CT scan (computed tomography) or
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to provide detailed
pictures of the organs and structures in the chest, abdomen, and pelvis.
PET scan (positron emission tomography) to show areas
metabolic activity. Metabolic activity refers to all
of the chemical processes that take place in the body, such as using sugars for
energy. Metabolic activity is generally high in cancer cells.
Lab tests, such as flow cytometry, that check the types of cells in a biopsy sample. These tests help
your doctor find out the type of lymphoma.
(MUGA) scan, which is a type of
cardiac blood pool scan. A cardiac blood pool scan
shows how well your heart is pumping blood to the rest of your body. A MUGA
scan can show whether your heart is strong enough to tolerate certain types of
chemotherapy, like doxorubicin.
At this time, there are no special tests
recommended for early detection of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The best strategy
for early diagnosis is to see your doctor if you develop signs or symptoms of
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May 28, 2010
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