Understanding Your Diagnosis
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Diagnosis
If your healthcare provider thinks you may have non-Hodgkin lymphoma, you will need to have certain tests and exams to make a diagnosis. Here's a look at what you can expect.
Detailed information on biopsy, including the most common types of biopsy such as endoscopic biopsy, bone marrow biopsy, excisional biopsy, incisional biopsy, fine needle aspiration biopsy, punch biopsy, shave biopsy, and skin biopsy
Bone Marrow Biopsy
In the center of most large bones there is a soft tissue called bone marrow. Bone marrow makes most of the body's blood cells. A bone marrow biopsy involves removing tissue from the red bone marrow. The tissue is sent to the lab for microscopic exam. The biopsy is done using a small needle inserted into the bone.
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Newly Diagnosed
It's normal to feel afraid when you are told you have cancer. Your healthcare team is there to answer any questions and to help guide you in making treatment decisions.
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Tests After Diagnosis
A guide to some of the tests you may have after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. These tests can help show if the cancer has spread. And they will also help your healthcare providers decide how best to treat your cancer.
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Stages
Knowing the stage of your cancer is vital when deciding how to treat it. This helpful guide explains the 4 stages of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and what they mean.
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Prognosis
Prognosis is the word your healthcare team may use to describe your chances of recovering from cancer. Or it may mean your likely outcome from cancer and cancer treatment. A prognosis is a calculated guess. It’s a question many people have when they learn they have cancer.