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I am worried my primary care doctor is missing diagnosis

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I am worried my primary care doctor is missing diagnosis clues for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (few primary care doctors are trained to make non-hodgkins diagnosis beyond the obvious "B" symptoms present in only 1/3 of cases). When I call cancer departments
I am told "you need a confirmed biopsy of cancer before one of our cancer specialists will see you". Circular logic: if my primary doctor is clueless as to how to diagnose, and I cannot be seen by specialist without confirmed diagnosis, what do I do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Hi there
Thank you for your question.
Can you please let me know what your symptoms are?
Do you have any enlarged lymph nodes or bumps in your neck or armpit?
Please let me know.

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