Can Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Be Found Early?

At this time, there are no widely recommended screening tests for this cancer. (Screening is testing for cancer in people without any symptoms.) Still, in some cases lymphoma can be found early.

The best way to find this cancer early is prompt attention to the signs and symptoms of this disease, which are discussed in How Is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Diagnosed?

Careful, regular medical check-ups are important for people with known risk factors for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (such as HIV infections, organ transplants, autoimmune disease, or prior cancer treatment). These people do not commonly develop lymphoma, but they and their doctors should be aware of possible symptoms and signs of lymphoma.

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Last Medical Review: August 26, 2014 Last Revised: February 29, 2016

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