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What to ask your doctor about non Hodgkin lymphoma tests

Men and women discussing non Hodgkin's lymphoma

Some questions you may want to ask your doctor

  • What tests will I have?
  • Why do I need to have these tests?
  • What will the tests show?
  • Are any of the tests painful?
  • Are there any risks with any of these tests?
  • Is there anything I need to do to prepare for the tests?
  • Do any of the tests have after effects and if so, what?
  • Do I have to stay in hospital for any of the tests?
  • Can I bring someone with me when I have the tests?
  • How long will it take to get the results of the tests?
  • Who will give me the test results?
  • When will you be able to tell me more about the type of NHL I have and the likely treatment?
  • Is there a clinical nurse specialist who I can talk to?

 

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Updated: 21 October 2012