Diagnosis of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma include:
- Physical Examination: Examining Swollen Lymph nodes in the neck, armpit, groin or the swollen spleen or liver will help your doctor in diagnosis of the disease
- Imaging tests: Imaging tests like X-ray, computerized tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET) can be used to diagnose Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Examination of swollen lymph node: Through small incisions all or part of an enlarged lymph node can be taken for testing by a pathologist. This is called as Lymph node biopsy and is most common form of diagnosis of lymphoma
- Use of bone marrow for testing:A bone marrow biopsy may be used to look for signs of cancer in the bone marrow. During this procedure, a small amount of bone marrow, blood and bone are removed through a needle.