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What are the common questions that my doctor may ask if I might have follicular lymphoma?

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Your doctor may ask you questions like:

  • Have you had a lump in your neck, groin, stomach, or armpits? Was it painful? Did it go away and come back?
  • Have you ever been diagnosed with cancer? How was it treated?
  • Have you been exposed to any cancer-causing chemicals on the job?
  • Have you been diagnosed with HIV, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or celiac disease?
  • Have you had an organ transplant?

From: Follicular Lymphoma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma," "What's new in non-Hodgkin lymphoma research and treatment?" "Learning to live with uncertainty."

Lymphoma Research Foundation: "Follicular Lymphoma," "Support Programs and Resources."

Lymphomation: "Follicular (Center Cell) Lymphoma."

Up to Date: "Patient information: Follicular lymphoma in adults (Beyond the Basics)."

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Fine Needle Aspiration."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 28, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma," "What's new in non-Hodgkin lymphoma research and treatment?" "Learning to live with uncertainty."

Lymphoma Research Foundation: "Follicular Lymphoma," "Support Programs and Resources."

Lymphomation: "Follicular (Center Cell) Lymphoma."

Up to Date: "Patient information: Follicular lymphoma in adults (Beyond the Basics)."

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Fine Needle Aspiration."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 28, 2018

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