What Doctors Want You to Know About

Because of the Internet, it is easier for us to conduct a research about our symptoms. Some of us may even diagnose our own sickness through the information provided by Doctor Google. Although online medical resources are useful in helping you get a clear understanding about your symptoms, it is still necessary that you consult with your doctor to establish a proper diagnosis and perform right course of action.

There are advantages and disadvantages of using the online tools in knowing more about your symptoms. For instance, headache may be listed as one of the symptoms of brain tumor. But just because you have a headache does not mean you also have brain cancer. That's because symptoms may have different meanings.

Doctors, on the other hand, also utilize the online resources to help them diagnose their patients' diseases.

The bottom line is, when it comes to your health, there are things doctors want you to know about the web.

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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma—Exams and Symptoms

Andy Whitfield is yet another victim of this cancer of the lymphoid tissue called non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Andy is an actor who portrays Spartacus in "Spartacus: Blood and Sand."

Non-hodgkin's lymphoma is a type of cancer with no known cause. Most lymphomas, however, are developed because of weakened immune systems. For that reason, patients who underwent organ transplant may increase their risk of having this type of cancer.

Biopsy and blood exam are two of the tests that can help doctors diagnose non-hodgkin's lymphoma. In a biopsy, the sample utilized is taken from a lymph node. However, other tissues may also be used as a specimen for biopsy exam. A complete blood count, which is a type of blood examination, is also requested to know the number of cells in the blood.

The symptoms of non-hodgkin's lymphoma we need to watch out for are night sweating, fever, swelling of lymph nodes, and unintentional weight loss. Thankfully, I don't experience these symptoms even though I think that, lately, my immune system is weakening.

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