How Is Lymphoma Diagnosed?


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Muddassar Memon Profile
Muddassar Memon answered
If an individual has signs of Lymphoma or notices a lump or a swelling, then the doctor will carry out a complete physical examination, which comprises of checking the lymph nodes in the neck, armpit or groin. He will also check for an enlargement of liver or spleen.

Blood test will also be carried out to check if the cancer cells or enzymes similar to cancer are present. Additional aspects in the blood like anaemia may also be checked for. These tests will also help determine how far the cancer has spread. The doctor may also conduct Imaging tests like X-rays, CT scans, MRI scan along with Lymphangiogram. Later on a biopsy may also be conducted to determine whether the lump or swollen gland is actually a lymphoma.
Kim Williams Profile
Kim Williams answered
I have several swollen lymph nodes in my neck the largest being 3cm, is that big, I also have a sore one under my armpit
Judy Gammon Profile
Judy Gammon answered
My husband has a lump on his left shoulder, that seems to be getting bigger. He is having a CT scan because the doctor suspects lymphoma, because of sever night sweats and I am wondering if the lump could also be a symptom?

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