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What are the imaging tests you may get to help diagnose non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?

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Imaging tests are a good way for your doctor to get pictures of swollen lymph nodes that are one of the signs of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The tests may include:

  • Chest X-ray
  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • PET scan

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "What Is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?" "Living as a Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivor," "Signs and Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma," "Key Statistics for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma," "Tests for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma," "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Stages."

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance: "Non-Hodgkin lymphoma facts."

Cancer Research UK: "About non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "Blood tests," "Lymph node biopsy."

Moffitt Cancer Center: "Lymphoma Diagnosis."

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "Lymphoma Symptoms."

University of Virginia Health System: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Diagnosis and Treatment."

BMJ Case Reports: "Testicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma presenting in a young adult."

National Cancer Institute: "Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment (PDQ) -- Patient Version."

Mayo Clinic: "Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma."

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: "Lymph Node Biopsy."

Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Diagnostic Tools and Tests."

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: "Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 25, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "What Is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?" "Living as a Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivor," "Signs and Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma," "Key Statistics for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma," "Tests for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma," "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Stages."

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance: "Non-Hodgkin lymphoma facts."

Cancer Research UK: "About non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "Blood tests," "Lymph node biopsy."

Moffitt Cancer Center: "Lymphoma Diagnosis."

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "Lymphoma Symptoms."

University of Virginia Health System: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Diagnosis and Treatment."

BMJ Case Reports: "Testicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma presenting in a young adult."

National Cancer Institute: "Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment (PDQ) -- Patient Version."

Mayo Clinic: "Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma."

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: "Lymph Node Biopsy."

Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Diagnostic Tools and Tests."

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: "Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 25, 2019

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