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What tests are used to diagnose Non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

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Depending on your symptoms, the type of the lymphoma,where it is, and the biopsy results, you may need:

  • Blood tests
  • Bone marrow biopsy
  • Chest X-ray
  • Computed tomography (CT) scans of the neck, chest, abdomen, and pelvis
  • Spinal tap (lumbar puncture)
  • PET scan
  • Upper GI series and small bowel X-rays
  • Upper GI endoscopy
  • MRI scans for a spinal or epidural lymphoma
  • Testicular ultrasoundfor a testicular lymphoma primary site
  • Head and neck exam

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

National Cancer Institute: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

National Cancer Institute: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

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