What Tests Help My Doctor Find Leukemia?
To find out whether you have leukemia, your doctor does a physical examination and other tests. Sometimes a doctor finds leukemia during a routine exam. This can happen when a person doesn’t know about a problem because he or she doesn’t have symptoms.
Your doctor may feel for swelling in these areas.
Your doctor will ask you some questions. You may talk about these issues.
You will have blood tests, too. A doctor specializing in blood diseases may review the results. This person is called a hematologist or oncologist. If blood tests suggest you may have leukemia, your doctor may need to get a sample of your bone marrow. This test is called a bone marrow aspiration and biopsy. You may need other tests as well.