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How is AIDS-related lymphoma staged?

If you have been diagnosed with AIDS-related lymphoma, your doctor will need to judge the stage of the cancer -- how advanced it is -- to determine how to treat it. Cancers are judged at stages I through IV, stage I being the earliest and IV the farthest progressed and most dangerous. You may need blood tests, imaging tests (such as a CT scan or MRI), a spinal tap, or a bone marrow biopsy to tell how far the cancer has spread. You may need to repeat these tests during or after treatment, to see if the stage of the cancer has changed.

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