Tests, diagnosis and staging

Doctors use tests and scans to diagnose lymphoma and to find out more about it after a diagnosis is confirmed. This helps them plan the best treatment for you.

You continue to have tests and scans during treatment, follow-up and any periods of ‘watch and wait’.

This section outlines the referral process and the tests and scans you might have at hospital.

There are likely to be some differences if you are being tested for lymphoma during pregnancy.

Further reading