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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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Non-Hodgkin LymphomaThis booklet, intended for patients and their families, covers many NHL subtypes as well as provides detailed information (including diagnosis, staging and treatment) about the more common ones. It also provides a brief description of normal blood and marrow and the lymphatic system, as well as a list of medical terms that will help readers understand information that may be new to them.

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A physical examination, and the findings from imaging tests, computed  tomography (CT) scans (also called "diagnostic radiology"), tissue biopsies and blood tests are used to determine the extent of the patient's NHL. This process is called "staging," and the information is used to determine appropriate treatments (chemotherapy, radiation).

last updated on Friday, December 20, 2013

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