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What tests might you get if you have follicular lymphoma?

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You may get blood tests and:

Bone marrow test, which takes samples from your bone marrow, usually from the back of your hip bone.

CT scan. It's a powerful X-ray.

PET scan . This creates 3-D images by using a radioactive chemical that collects where your cells are very active.

The results will help your doctor check which parts of your body are affected and the stage of the lymphoma.

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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