Screening for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
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Screening is a method of finding out if you have a disease before you begin to have any symptoms.
There are no national screening guidelines for Hodgkin’s disease.
There are no screening tests specific for Hodgkin's disease. However, a routine physical exam by your health care provider may identify enlarged lymph nodes, which are an early sign of Hodgkin’s disease.
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
American Cancer Society
Goldman L. Cecil Textbook of Medicine , 21st ed. St. Louis, MO: W.B. Saunders Company; 2000: 969-976.
Rakel R. Conn's Current Therapy 2002 , 54th ed. St. Louis, MO: W.B. Saunders Company; 2002: 403-408.
Last reviewed February 2003 by ]]>Francine Foss, MD]]>
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