Getting diagnosed

You usually start by seeing your GP if you have symptoms. They will examine you and might refer you for tests or to see a specialist.

If you do have lymphoma you will have more tests to find out whether it has spread to other areas of your body. This is called staging. 

Seeing your GP

See your GP if you have symptoms. Find out what happens and how to get the most out of your appointment. 

Referral to a specialist

Your GP should refer you to a specialist if your symptoms could be due to Hodgkin lymphoma. 


Find out why there is no screening programme for Hodgkin lymphoma.

Tests to diagnose

You might have a lymph node biopsy, CT scan or PET scan to find out if you have Hodgkin lymphoma. 

Tests to stage

Information about the tests you might have after being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. 

Last reviewed: 
24 Sep 2020
Next review due: 
24 Sep 2023
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