Tests that examine the blood and bone marrow are used to detect (find) and diagnose Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia.
Preparing for A Second Opinion
If you were diagnosed at another health care center, and are coming to the Abramson Cancer Center for treatment or a second opinion, repeat diagnostic tests may be necessary.
Other things we may request in advance of your second opinion visit:
- Pathology slides
- Health records
- A list of dates and facts about your past treatments, personal health history, or any other facts and dates relevant to your current diagnosis
Perhaps most importantly, however, come to your visit with a list of as many questions as possible. Sometimes, it can be difficult to think of everything or remember everything during a visit. A list of questions prepared in advance will ensure you get the information you are looking for.
If you forget a question, or have more questions after your visit, you can communicate with us via www.myPennMedicine.org. There, you can communicate with us via a secure network even if it's after your appointment.
Finally, plan to have a friend, family member or support person come with you to your appointment. He or she can help take down information, recall the conversation and be of general support throughout the process.