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Medical Tests for Lymphoma

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If your primary health care practitioner suspects you might have lymphoma, there are a number of medical tests you’ll need to have. They will both determine if you do have lymphoma, and if so, which type you have.

In part 2 of Patient Education in Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas from Diagnosis to Treatment, Katey Stephens of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute covers the typical procedures for diagnosing lymphoma.

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  • About the Program

    If you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with lymphoma, please watch this short introduction to our full education program, taught by medical experts and specially designed for patients and caregivers.

  • Symptoms of Lymphoma

    The signs and symptoms of lymphoma can show up in very different ways for different people. Katey Stephens of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute shares the range of lymphoma symptoms in the short video.

  • Questions to Ask After a Lymphoma Diagnosis

    If your primary care provider suspects lymphoma, you’ll likely be referred to an oncologist. In order to receive the best care, it’s important to ask these questions.

  • Taking Care of the Entire Person

    Your healthcare team will take care of treating your cancer, but you need to take care of yourself. LLS has many resources that can help, as Karen DeMairo explains in this short video.

  • What is Targeted Therapy?

    Dr. Matthew Lunning of the University of Nebraska Medical center introduces the use of targeted therapy in treating lymphoma in this short video excerpt from Part 3 of our program.

  • Designing the Treatment Plan You Want

    In this short video, NHL patient Richard Potenza gives advice to others diagnosed with Lymphoma about being involved in designing the treatment plan you want.

  • Kim’s Advice to Other Patients

    Kim Dippo battled Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma for two years, with her family, friends and medical team by her side. Now three years cancer-free, she has some advice for other young people facing cancer treatment.

  • “I didn’t know anything about cancer.”

    Battling Lymphoma can be especially challenging for young people, who need even more support from family and caregivers. In this video clip, Kim Dippo describes her experience of an NHL diagnosis at the age of 18.

  • Find Trustworthy Information

    While responses to a Lymphoma diagnosis are as varied as people are, most turn to Internet research as a first resort. Hear how Richard Potenza, an NHL patient, used the web to find trustworthy information and support.