Diagnosis of Lymphoma cancer

The diagnosis of Lymphoma cancer is performed when the patient noticed the signs and symptoms of the cancer. The complete introduction of lymphoma cancer is on hand at this page; what is lymphoma cancer?

Normally the diagnosis of Lymphoma cancer begins with the physical exams. It may happen that the doctor pinpoints the cause of Lymphoma cancer during this examination.

Physical Examination:

In this examination, a doctor tries to check the symptoms of lymphoma, swelling and a lump.  Following areas are examined in this test such as spleen, lymph nodes, neck , armpit or groin. The physician may ask about the patient’s medical history, previous illness, infections etc.

Blood Tests:

The purpose of blood test is to find out the presence of cancerous cells and cancer related enzymes in the blood.   The high level of LDH , lactate dehydrogenase  usually resulted due to increase in the lymphocytes  may push the doctor to perform other test of cancer.  The doctor may come to know the extent of cancerous cells growth via these tests.

Imaging Tests

Here are these:

X-rays:

This test is used to determine the detail of Lymph nodes associated with the cancerous growth .

CT (computed tomography) scan:

The detailed pictures of inside body are taken with the help of a machine linked with a computer. This scanning process assists the doctor in the determination of exact location and extent of lymphoma cancer.

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans:

Through a strong magnetic field (that is created with the attachment of strong magnet to computer) the cross-sectional pictures of lymph nodes and blood vessels are taken.

Lymphangiogram:

In this test, a special dye is injected into the body of patient and afterwards the lymph nodes and vessels show up on an x-ray.

Biopsy:

A biopsy is the most important test of lymphoma and it  helps the doctors to distinguish between cancerous and non- cancerous cells. It involves removal and evaluation of a small amount of tissue from the suspected cancerous area. Three types of biopsy are :

  1. Fine needle aspiration (FNA)
  2. Large needle or Core biopsy
  3. Surgical biopsy

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