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Staging System for DLBCL

Part of the diagnosis process for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma includes a staging diagnosis to determine the progression of the cancer and the treatment needed. 

The stages for DLBCL are:

  • Stage 1 Disease found in 1 lymph node or a group of nearby lymph nodes
  • Stage 2 - Disease found in 2 or more lymph node groups on the same side of the diaphragm
  • Stage 2 bulky - Bulky disease means there are areas of lymphoma that measure 7.5 centimeters (cm) or larger
  • Stage 3 Disease found in lymph nodes above and below the diaphragm on the same side of the body or disease found in nodes above the diaphragm and in the spleen
  • Stage 4 Disease has spread outside of the lymphatic system to other parts of the body

The disease found in the lymph nodes or other organs are done using a variety of tests such as checking for body swelling of lymph system organs, blood tests, imaging, bone marrow tests, and others (see here for tests for DLBCL patients).

Source: NCCN Guidelines for DLBCL Patients

Be active in your DLBCL care. There are effective treatment options that help reduce and manage the disease for many patients. Need help finding a DLBCL specialist? See HealthTree's DLBCL specialist directory here

Staging System for DLBCL

Part of the diagnosis process for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma includes a staging diagnosis to determine the progression of the cancer and the treatment needed. 

The stages for DLBCL are:

  • Stage 1 Disease found in 1 lymph node or a group of nearby lymph nodes
  • Stage 2 - Disease found in 2 or more lymph node groups on the same side of the diaphragm
  • Stage 2 bulky - Bulky disease means there are areas of lymphoma that measure 7.5 centimeters (cm) or larger
  • Stage 3 Disease found in lymph nodes above and below the diaphragm on the same side of the body or disease found in nodes above the diaphragm and in the spleen
  • Stage 4 Disease has spread outside of the lymphatic system to other parts of the body

The disease found in the lymph nodes or other organs are done using a variety of tests such as checking for body swelling of lymph system organs, blood tests, imaging, bone marrow tests, and others (see here for tests for DLBCL patients).

Source: NCCN Guidelines for DLBCL Patients

Be active in your DLBCL care. There are effective treatment options that help reduce and manage the disease for many patients. Need help finding a DLBCL specialist? See HealthTree's DLBCL specialist directory here

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