Lymph Node Biopsy
Why It Is Done
Lymph node biopsy is done to:
- Check the cause of enlarged lymph nodes that do not return to normal size on their own.
- Check the cause of symptoms, such as an ongoing fever, night sweats, or weight loss.
- Check to see if a known cancer has spread to the lymph nodes. This is called staging and is done to plan cancer treatment.
- Remove cancer.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference March 29, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference C. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery
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