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What are questions to ask your doctor about lymphoma?

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If you've been diagnosed with lymphoma, ask your doctor:

  • What type of lymphoma do I have?
  • What stage is my lymphoma?
  • Have you treated people with this kind of lymphoma before?
  • What are my treatment options?
  • How will the treatments make me feel?
  • What will help me feel better during my treatment?
  • Are there any complementary treatments I could consider, along with the usual medical care? Are there any I should avoid?

From: What Is Lymphoma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Hodgkin Disease," "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Cancer Research UK: "About Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research: "Hodgkin Lymphoma Prognosis."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "The Lymphoma Guide."

Lymphoma Research Foundation: "Physical Well-Being."

NHS: "Non-Hodgkin lymphoma."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on February 04, 2018

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SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Hodgkin Disease," "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Cancer Research UK: "About Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research: "Hodgkin Lymphoma Prognosis."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "The Lymphoma Guide."

Lymphoma Research Foundation: "Physical Well-Being."

NHS: "Non-Hodgkin lymphoma."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on February 04, 2018

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