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jc5 03-31-2005 03:03 PM

Lymphoma blood test
 
A week ago, my doctor did standard blood tests for lymphoma. They came back normal. Since I have an unexplainable cyst on the spleen, he said there's another blood test that could be done to tell me definitely if I have lymphoma. He said the standard blood tests are not definitive, but that this one would be. Has anyone ever heard of this blood test?

Marimac 03-31-2005 04:28 PM

Re: Lymphoma blood test
 
[QUOTE=jc5]A week ago, my doctor did standard blood tests for lymphoma. They came back normal. Since I have an unexplainable cyst on the spleen, he said there's another blood test that could be done to tell me definitely if I have lymphoma. He said the standard blood tests are not definitive, but that this one would be. Has anyone ever heard of this blood test?[/QUOTE]
To my knowledge there is no blood test for lymphoma. There is a biopsy of an available lymphnode, and there is a bone marrow biopsy. In these tests, they extract fluid not blood, and look for cancer cells under the microscope.

mtlkidblue 04-08-2005 04:54 PM

Re: Lymphoma blood test
 
HI,

Don't CBC counts rule out lymphoma?


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