Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit
Patients referred to the Lymphoma Clinic should already have a diagnosis of lymphoma. If lymphoma is suspected, a lymph node biopsy or biopsy of a mass must be done showing pathologic confirmation of Hodgkin¿s or Non-Hodgkin¿s lymphoma. If an FNA (fine needle aspirate) yields a diagnosis of lymphoma an excisional biopsy may not be needed, however, often an excisional biopsy is needed for such classification. To complete staging, a CAT scan of the chest/abdomen/pelvis is required prior to the Lymphoma clinic appointment to facilitate treatment planning.
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
For patient information including pre-appointment forms, maps & directions, participating insurance plans, and support: http://www.mcancer.org/support
How to Get Results to Consultant
UMHS patients: See CareWeb
External patients: Fax referral and outside records to 734-232-4900
Attention: Lymphoma Clinic
Send pathology slides and DICOM compatible radiology disks to:
Dept. of Hematology
B1- 358 Cancer Center
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 -0911
Appointments will be made after the above has been received.