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What tests can help confirm if your non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is in remission?

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Your doctor may recommend CT scans and other tests, depending on your chance of getting other cancers and where your non-Hodgkin's lymphoma was located. Some of these are:

  • Pulmonary function tests to measure how well your lungs are working
  • Colonoscopy
  • Skin exams
  • Low-dose chest CT scans if you've smoked the equivalent of a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years
  • Ultrasounds that look at the arteries in your neck

SOURCES:

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "Follow-up Care After Treatment for Non-Hodgkin or Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Armitage, J.O. , February 2012. Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Dryver, E.T. , August 2003. British Journal of Cancer

Elis, A. , January 2002. American Journal of Hematology

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on April 25, 2018

SOURCES:

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "Follow-up Care After Treatment for Non-Hodgkin or Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Armitage, J.O. , February 2012. Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Dryver, E.T. , August 2003. British Journal of Cancer

Elis, A. , January 2002. American Journal of Hematology

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on April 25, 2018

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