NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma, Version 1.2016
Doctors plan treatment with many
sources of information. One of these
sources is tests of your health and the
cancer. Part 2 describes who should
receive which tests before treatment.
Some of these tests are repeated
during and after treatment. Besides
tests, Part 2 describes other types
of care that are important to receive
before cancer treatment.
Your medical history includes any health events and
medicines you’ve taken in your life. You will be asked
about illnesses, injuries, health conditions, and more.
Some health problems run in families. Thus, your
doctor may also ask about the health of your blood
Some signs and symptoms of peripheral T-cell
lymphoma are enlarged lymph nodes, tiredness, and
rash. This cancer may also cause “B symptoms.” It’s
important that your doctor knows if you have them.
These symptoms include fevers, chills, night sweats,
and weight loss without dieting.
A medical history is one of the tests needed for
See Chart 2.1
for a complete
list of care that is recommended prior to treatment.
Some types of care are for anyone with peripheral
T-cell lymphoma while others may be useful for some
14 Medical history
15 Physical exam
16 Blood tests
17 Imaging tests
19 Prognostic scores
21 Heart tests
21 Fertility and pregnancy