NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Mantle Cell Lymphoma

18 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Mantle Cell Lymphoma, 2019 2  Treatment planning Hepatitis tests | Imaging by B cells. High levels can be caused by a fast- growing cancer or other health problems. Uric acid Uric acid is released by cells when DNA breaks down. Too much uric acid in the body is called hyperuricemia. You may have a high level of uric acid before starting treatment. Levels can be high due to fast-growing cancer, kidney disease, or other health problems. Hepatitis tests Hepatitis B and hepatitis C can become active again while taking chemoimmunotherapy. These infections often need treatment even if they are causing few symptoms. Tell your treatment team if you have hepatitis. If you’re unsure, testing is advised. A sample of your blood is needed for testing. Imaging Imaging makes pictures of the insides of your body. It can show which body parts have cancer. A radiologist is a doctor who is an expert in reading images. He or she will convey the test results to your doctor. Diagnostic CT Computed tomography (CT) takes many pictures of a body part from different angles using x-rays. See Figure 5 . A computer combines the x-rays to make detailed pictures. A contrast dye should be used. It makes the pictures clearer. A CT scan of your chest, belly area, and between your hip bones is needed. A CT of your neck is sometimes useful to learn if cancer is present. Figure 5 CT machine Pictures of the insides of your body can be made with imaging. During the scan, you will lie on a table that will move into the tunnel of the machine. The pictures will be viewed by a doctor who will look for signs of cancer. Copyright © 2019 National Comprehensive Cancer Network ® (NCCN ® ).