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Diagnosis of Lymphoma of the Head and Neck

Specialists at the Abramson Cancer Center and at Penn Ear, Nose and throat use the latest tests and tools to diagnose Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the head and neck

Diagnostic tests and tools include,

  • A complete evaluation of the patient's medical history.
  • Conduct a thorough physical examination to detect any enlarged lymph nodes.
  • Order blood tests.
  • Perform a biopsy to see the type of lymphoma present.
  • Imaging tests that may include:
    • CT scanning of the head and neck 
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (for evaluating the brain or spinal cord)
    • Positron emission tomography