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Lymphoma: Clinical Aspects

The etiology, epidemiology, and histopathology of the Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas have been presented in the previous sections. Here we will explore the clinical aspects of the malignant lymphomas with a more extensive discussion of the clinical presentation, differential diagnosis and staging of disease in preparation for treatment options.

The goal of the physician is to establish a diagnosis, determine the extent of disease (stage), and institute appropiate therapy for the patient.

  • Clinical Presentation
    signs & symptoms
    laboratory tests- including biopsy & when appropriate FNA
  • Staging
  • Treatment
    chemotherapy
    radiation
    observe and do no harm

Because the clinical presentation,staging, treatment and prognosis different for Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas they will be considered separately.

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