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How is stage A non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosed?

Stage A non-Hodgkin lymphoma is diagnosed by a lack of certain symptoms, rather than their presence. Stage A is not a stand-alone diagnosis either. Rather, it is a quick way of describing the lack of additional symptoms above and beyond those normally associated with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. If your doctor diagnoses the disease but you are not suffering from fevers, losing weight for no apparent reason, or waking up drenched in sweat, then an additional diagnosis of stage A will be made.

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