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Testing and Diagnosis

A series of tests are required for diagnosing, categorizing and understanding the prognosis of lymphoma and leukemia. An introduction to tests like biopsy, bone marrow examination, scans and markers.
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Diagnosing Lymphoma
A description of tests used to diagnose and stage lymphoma. Includes questions to ask your doctor and taking care of yourself.

Diagnosing Leukemia
A description of tests used to diagnose and stage leukemia. Includes questions to ask your doctor and taking care of yourself.

Diagnosing Myeloma
Your doctor will make a myeloma diagnosis using thorough physical examination and history, analysis of blood, urine and bone marrow samples, as well as by skeletal X-ray.

Diagnosing Lymphoma - The Node Biopsy
Lymphoma is usually diagnosed from a biopsy of lymph nodes. Find out more about Lymph node biopsy and why it is required.

Lymphoma Markers - Diagnosing at the Molecular Level
With more than 25 different types of lymphoma, all behaving in a different manner, how does the doctor identify your disease type and treat you correctly. Find out about lymphoma markers and their amazing role in diagnosis using immunohistochemistry.

Diagnosing Lymphoma
A description of the tests used to diagnose and stage lymphoma including lymph node biopsy, PET scans, bone marrow tests, as well as questions to ask your doctor.

What is HLA?
An introduction to HLA or the human leukocyte antigens and their importance in transplants.

Understanding CD markers
CD markers are small molecules on cells that help us identify them. Find out more about CD markers.

How Is Lymphoma Diagnosed?
The diagnosis of lymphoma requires a biopsy, and several tests to identify the type of lymphoma and how far it has spread.

The Newly Diagnosed Lymphoma Patient – Tests That You Need
Once you have been diagnosed with lymphoma, a series of tests must be done. These help to identify and confirm cancer, find out its exact type, calculate the disease stage and decide the treatment and its outcome. A simple guide to your first set of tests.

Questions on the Bone Marrow Test
The bone marrow test - aspiration or biopsy - is a commmon procedure in cancers and blood diseases. Here are answers to 4 commonly asked questions on the bone marrow test.

Staging Myeloma
Myeloma is a blood cancer that involves the over- production of plasma cells, the antibody producing cells that develop from B-lymphocytes in the bone marrow. Myeloma is also called multiple myeloma or plasma cell myeloma. Learn about the staging of myeloma, and how doctors predict prognosis and determine treatment for myeloma.

What is a Bone Marrow Test?
An explanation of the nature of bone marrow and what happens in a bone marrow test.

Why is a bone marrow test performed?
Why do doctors perform a bone marrow test?

How is a Bone Marrow Test Done?
Bone marrow test procedure explained. A step by step guide to bone marrow biopsy and aspiration.

The Bone Marrow Biopsy Test Report
The bone marrow biopsy or aspiration test can give us a lot of information about the marrow and cancer involvement. What exactly does the bone marrow report tell us.

PET Scans for Lymphoma
PET scans are fast becoming a very important part of lymphoma management. It scans the body for cancer activity, and offers some advantages over CT scans or MRI. Find out how PET scans work and its emerging role in lymphoma.

PET Scans in Lymphoma - Using PET Scans for Response Assessment
PET scans are useful at various stages of lymphoma diagnosis, treatment and response assessment. Here are some guidelines on the use of PET scans after lymphoma treatment for response assessment.

What to Expect During a PET or PET/CT Scan
Positron Emission Tomography, or PET scan is able to detect abnormal cells by how they absorb and metabolize sugar. Learn what to expect during a PET scan.

Understanding CT Scans
A CT scan of your chest and abdomen may be required to identify how far the disease has spread. Find out how a CT scan is done and how it helps the doctor to decide on your treatment.

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