Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (cont.)
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What Increases Your Risk
Some things can increase your chances of getting non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). These things are called risk factors. But many people who get non-Hodgkin's lymphoma don't have any of these risk factors. And some people who have risk factors don't get the disease.
Risk factors include:2
When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor to schedule an appointment if you have had any symptoms for longer than 2 weeks, such as:
Who to see
Health professionals who can evaluate your symptoms of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) include:
When NHL is suspected, a tissue sample (biopsy) is needed to make a diagnosis. A biopsy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is usually taken from a lymph node. But other tissues may be sampled as well. A surgeon will remove a sample of tissue so that a pathologist can examine it under a microscope to check for cancer cells.
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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