If you don't mind me asking, was anyone's diagnosis lead to originally from an abnormal blood test? What was that abnormality and what type of Limphoma caused it?
I had a physical and my blood levels were all critical...Hemo 5.1...WBC...1.9...Plate...20. At first they thought I had a bone marrow disease. After furthern tests... I have marginal zone lymphoma with extensive bone marrow involvement (95%)....the other areas lymphoma was detected was in 4 sets of lymph glands....10 rounds of R-CHOP 10/11-05/12 and was in remission and am now on 2 years of Rituxan Maintenance.
Blood work in most lymphoma cases is completely normal, unless it is extremely advanced stage, which affects the marrow's ability to produce healthy blood cells. There is no blood test for lymphoma. What may show up is elevated LDH, which points to a problem, but does not identify it.