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Getting diagnosed

Your GP will ask you about your symptoms including what they are, when you get them and whether anything you do makes them better or worse.

They will decide whether to refer you to 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. 


Check the possible symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma and when to see your doctor.

Seeing your GP

What happens when you see your GP and how to get the most out of your appointment.

Referral to a specialist

Find out when GPs refer people to see a specialist.


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

Tests to diagnose

You might have a lymph node biopsy or CT 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: 
26 Jan 2018

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