Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that occurs when B or T lymphocytes- the white blood cells that form a part of the immune system begin behaving abnormally.
Lymphoma presents with certain non-specific symptoms which include
Swelling of lymph nodes - It is the primary presentation in lymphoma.
Loss of appetite or anorexia
Respiratory distress or dyspnoea
Blood work include
CBC which shows high WBC count,High lymphocyte count
ESR can be raised however it is non specific.
Lactate dehydrogenase [LDH]) can be elevated.
Liver function test,Renal function test should be done to rule out metastasis.
Gold standard investigation to rule out Lymphoma is FNAC and biopsy.
For further details-
If Lymphoma has diagnosed then further X-rays,CTscans,MRI,Lymphangiogram,Gallium scan,PET scans
can be advised to rule out metastasis(cancer spread to various organs).
A referral to oncologist should be considered as well.
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