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Lymphoma Testing Types

If your provider thinks you may have lymphoma, you will be asked about symptoms and also have a physical exam. Your provider will check your lymph nodes to see if they feel swollen. In addition, your provider may order a series of tests to diagnose lymphoma -- or to further evaluate lymphoma, after a diagnosis.

  • Blood Tests: Checks for abnormalities of cells in your blood.
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy: Samples the bone marrow for cancer cells.
  • Imaging tests: X-ray, CAT scan, MRI.
  • Lymph Node Biopsy: Samples lymph node tissue for cancer cells.
  • Molecular Test: Helps determine type of lymphoma.
  • PET: Special type of scan evaluates for cancer.