What are the follow-up tests for AIDS-related lymphoma?

Some of the tests that were done to diagnose the cancer or to find out the stage of the cancer may be repeated. Some tests will be repeated in order to see how well the treatment is working. Decisions about whether to continue change, or stop treatment may be based on the results of these tests. This is sometimes called re-staging.

Some of the tests will continue to be done from time to time after treatment has ended. The results of these tests can show if your condition has changed or if the cancer has recurred (come back). These tests are sometimes called follow-up tests or check-ups.

This answer is based on source information from the National Cancer Institute.

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AIDS-Related Lymphoma

AIDS-Related Lymphoma

Individuals with human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, have a substantially higher risk of developing lymphoma, a cancer that begins in the immune system. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma develops in approximately 3% to 4% of people with acqu...

ired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS. Doctors mark the development of this cancer as one of the defining AIDS symptoms. AIDS-related lymphoma damages the lymph system, which helps carry white blood cells through the body to fight infections. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment for AIDS-related lymphoma with expert advice from Sharecare.

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