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How is mantle cell lymphoma diagnosed?

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Your doctor will do a physical exam and may ask you questions such as:

  • Have you lost weight recently?
  • Are you less hungry than usual?
  • Have you noticed any swelling in your groin, armpits, neck, or another part of your body?
  • Do you feel unusually tired?

You might also get:

  • Blood tests
  • Biopsy
  • CT scan
  • PET scan
  • Colonoscopy

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Types of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Cancercare.org: "Mantle Cell Lymphoma and New Treatments on the Horizon."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Get Information and Support," "Mantle Cell Lymphoma Facts."

Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School: "Lymph Node Biopsy."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 17, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Types of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Cancercare.org: "Mantle Cell Lymphoma and New Treatments on the Horizon."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Get Information and Support," "Mantle Cell Lymphoma Facts."

Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School: "Lymph Node Biopsy."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 17, 2019

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