While there are screening tests for several types of cancer, at this time, lymphoma is not one of them. Still, in some cases, lymphoma can be caught early by paying attention to the signs and symptoms related to it. If you are experiencing any symptoms of lymphoma, your best first line of defense is to schedule an appointment with your physician for a diagnosis.
There are several tests and procedures used to diagnose lymphoma, which include:
Depending on your particular situation, your doctor may request additional tests and procedures to determine if you have lymphoma.
Because many types of lymphoma exist, knowing exactly which type you have is key to developing an effective treatment plan. Research shows that having a biopsy sample reviewed by an expert pathologist improves the chances for an accurate diagnosis. It is also a good idea to consider getting a second opinion from a specialist who can confirm your diagnosis.
The expert oncologists at Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers are committed to providing you with peace of mind by offering the most advanced treatments for all types of cancers of the blood, including lymphomas. Please find the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center location that is most convenient for you and call to request an appointment.