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What Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
sickness no appetite,no taste,sores like skin tears so painful, dry mouth,nausea,
Thought I had strep throat - face swollen - large lump on coller bone - had hoarse voice
Enlarged lymph nodes, Tired, depression, some pain, hair loss, neuropathy, blisters from the doxil, memory loss, sleeplessness, my blood sugar is on the whack other than that I'm GREAT!
distinsion of the stomach, swelling of the feet.
Nausea, chills, fever, sweats, depression, infection, tooo many
coughing, low grade fever, couldn't breathe while laying down
fever, sweating, articular pain
I had no symptoms. Chest pressure and shortness of breath due to iron deficiency anemia resulted in the CT scan that found my tumor.
None; I was diagnosed accidentally, through an unrelated ultrasound - although, in retrospect I realize I was having night sweats.
Sudden appearance one morning of mass (lump) under my right arm.
started with lump on neck. Only one year after the lump that it got diagnosed, and that is because the lymphoma has already spread to the lower abdomen, the intestine, have to remove part of intestine too!
Feeling pain in abdomin and imagining all those tumors growing
Fatigue,Shortness Of Breath Itchy Skin and Enlarged Lymph Node In Groin
Lump in neck,
Almost nil except a feeling of wind trapped under my ribs from time to time.
A small swollen gland under my chin, ear infection, and sinus infection.
Blood in urine.
Fever, night sweats, weight loss, lump in left parotid gland
Fatigue, swelling, depression, and so much more.
My lower back started to swell and it hurt excrutiatingly bad just to get out of bed much less do anything else. I thought it was a slipped disk or pulled muscle because all I do is work out 2 hous a day, every day. Who looks for cancer is a 21 year old?
Nagging cough, breathlessness, feeling of unwellness and lack of energy. Decreased appetite.
night sweats, back pain, fever, weight loss At the time of diagnosis I didn't realize these were symptoms, didn't consider the important.
left nostril and ear were clogged
(Temporary) shortness of breath, back pain, abdominal pain, loss of appetite
EXTREME fatigue, shortness of breath, steroid myopathy, low WBC & RBC counts, anemia, night sweats,splenomegaly,etc.
None that I knew of before diagnosis. About a week before my hernia surgery I thought maybe I was coming down with a cold. My left ear and nostril were plugging up, at first nothing a yawn / blow wouldn't clear up...then...I started taking sudafed to clear it up...and it kind of felt like when I would blow...I couldn't get it out...and if I tried to sniff, I couldn't get it up...pretty frustrating...ALL of this cleared up with the first treatment.
night sweats, back pain, fever, weight loss, lump on my neck, ribs destruction.
SEVERE itchiness, troubles breathing while laying down, cough
Tired, night sweats and bowel changes. But happened slowly and randomly so I didn't connect the dots.
Had a small lump come up on left upper arm, grew from pea size to golf ball size in three days.
I discouverd an Enlarged node under my rt chin painless, Node removed, 2 positive reports for Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma. 1 neg. did ct scan and pet scan found node under arm and a few little one here and there, removed node from under arm neg for Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma 2009, do another scan others all disappear so no treatment they don't think I have it. After a bout with bronchites in Dec 2009 in Jan 2010 several nodes show up in rt shoulder. Another removal this time 3 positive reports for Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma. Sent to spec. at Seattle Care Alliance They say they can't believe I have it I should be dead or very very ill. Extreme tiredness extreme pain in neck and shoulder, pressure in chest area, Headaches, weakness in left arm, They are still baffled so now the other nodes are shrinking but new ones have appeared 1 on the other side of the neck the other in my groin area. Lots of itchyness in areas that have enlarged nodes.
I had no symptoms at all, except for a bump on the top of my head that kept growing. I decided to have it surgically removed, thinking it was a sebaceous cyst or even a hematoma. When I awoke from the surgery I learned that not only had I had a serious reaction to the Ancef (antiobiotic) that they gave me preoperatively and if I had not been intubated I may not have survived, but also that I had a "tumor" and not a cyst. I got the results on March 19th in the morning and I was stunned.
Didn't have any. How they found it is a story in itself.
Night Sweats, fatigue, high WBC
Difficulty breathing, sleepiness, itchiness, paler than normal skin, and eventually night sweats
none of the classic symptoms. Lungs were congested and went to the doctor when I had difficulty breathing.
No Symptoms - Found due to lumps on thyroid and breast but according to PET scans these are not the nasty ones.
Chris had a bad cough for a long time combined with rash on his legs. Slowly after loss of weight, feeling tired, bed sweats and fevers investigations took place. Many times he was told he was fine and it was not cancer. After a battle, he was diagnosed at stage 4. Underwent chemo for 8 sessions. Managed to pull back cancer but 20% remains in his bone marrow. Chemo finished in April 2010. He felt great. Now in Sept he has a cough again and slight temperatures, tiredness.
lost weight,was on a diet though,so didnt notice,then found small lump on my neck
Has anyone ever seen a lymphoma tumor this big (approximate size 8x12 inches). Location is under the left arm- inflammation of the lymph nodes (type- Cutaneous B-cell lymphoma) Patient is a woman in her seventies- no other health issues.-. Patient is now undergoing a CHOP serious- initial treatment started 3 weeks ago- second treatment schedule Monday. After one treatment tumor has become softer with a possible tiny adjustment in size. Patient feels good- hair is just begun to fall out. Seeking anyone with knowledge of tumor reaction, patient reaction, what to expect, hospitals, and Doctors, would be greatly appreciated. Link to view photo- http://www.flickr.com/photos/54882532@N03/5085828301/
Mango sized tumor on left side of neck. Tumor grew rapidly of 72 hours
None. Had my first colonoscopy and a tiny polyp was found to be positive for DLBCL. Polyp was removed, but I am undergoing three rounds of R-CHOP.
shortness of breath, palpitations, syncopy at times, sometimes night sweats
Lump in neck, trouble breathing, fatigue
I started feeling shortness of breath in August 2010. My doctor prescribed antibiotics (for suspected bronchitis). When that didn't work, the doctor ordered a chest xray which revealed a right hilar mass. A CT showed multiple other tumors including a large mediastinal mass.
I felt off for approximately 3 months before my face became swollen. I am a pretty small girl, and when I went into the GP, he did not see the swelling. He did, however, believe me. After seeing veins protrude from my neck, his face grew with concern. He asked if I had night sweats or weight loss, and I did not have anything significant.
Increasingly large lymph node on left side of neck.
Chest infection that lasted for 6 week in August of 2003 and then reoccurred for 8 weeks in April 2004.
Just flue symptoms and lower back pain
night sweats, trouble swallowing, shallow breathing, difficulty breathing, severe pinching in back due to the tumor pushing on my lung
Pain and swelling of Lymph nodes
none until swollen lymph nodes appeared on the left side of my neck.
Fatigue, chest pain, coughing, back pain, shortness of breath, decreased appetite, weight loss
Just the lumps on my neck
Initially a painless palpable lump in the groin area at the top of my left thigh. No other symptoms associated with this disease.
I had no apparent symptoms. The first thing I noted was some small lumps on the inside of my neck in January 2010
Coughing, pain in abdomen, fever and chills
Night Sweats Wheezing from throat Lack of energy
Hospitalized for blood clots, while in the dr discovered that what they thought was a thyroid issue was actually lymphoma and the clots in my arm and jugular were from the cancer growing into my throat
Sweating, fever, no appetite, swollen kidneys prevented walking, backpain, vomiting.
Polyp Mass started growing out of nose, lumps on body.
Recurring Anemia, night sweats (just prior to being diagnosed), very vague symptoms
night sweats, shortness of breath, chest pain, itching, chills.
none. I found a lymph node(1.8cm) in a bad location(above left collarbone)and had it biopsied in 2 days.
Fatigue, aching bones, afternoon, day or night sweat flashes, red patches on back of legs above ankles, shortness of breath.
Nausea, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, went for almost 2 years to get diagnosis
Lump in my right groin area, then up under my chin I also have had Breast cancer in 2009
Sore throat, feeling of something in my throat.
I suddenly had severe abdominal pain and 103 fever. After a week of antibiotic treatment for suspected (never found) GI infection, an ultrasound revealed an 8 cm mass near the ovary. The mass was removed during a complete hysterectomy and found to be lymphoma. PET scan showed 6 other lymph node involvement including the bone. Once the mass was removed, I have had no other symptoms!
Night swears, unable to walk,
Night sweats, lower back pain, abnormal CBC
Extreme lower back pain with diffuse large b cell. No symptoms with follicular :)
Fatigue, shortness of breath, persistent cough, abdominal pain
Pea size nodule behind right ear lobe. Felt like hormones were off. cloudy thinking. I remember this feeling when I had cancer in 1999.
None. Discovered in routine chest xray required at my annual physical by my primary care Doctor, a self-proclaimed dinosaur.
Fatigue, Loss of Hair, Neuropathy, Neausea, Low White Blood Count
Pain in left leg. Progressed to a limp, a hop, 1 crutch, 2 crutches, a walker, and a wheelchair before my diagnosis. Four months before anyone figured out what was wrong. I'm fairly certain I've had follicular lymphoma for at least 10 years before it got so bad.
enlarged lymph nodes, reduced appetite, occasional night sweats or chills, painful swellings, shortness of breath, fatigue, feelings of nausea.
Weight loss, night sweats, fevers, enlarged lymph nodes, cough
bone pain, fatigue, lump in neck,sweating day and night, lump in eye socket
NAUSEA, Fatigue, irritated, pain VOMITING
Weight loss, then weight gain, fatigue/tiredness, "swollen glands" (or so they kept telling me until it was discovered that my neck was full of cancer), a general feeling of "otherness" -- even before the lumps became palpable, I felt something was off. I told several doctors, "I know this sounds crazy, but I feel like I'm living in someone else's body." Other strange, small symptoms: my forearms were sometimes insanely itchy with a blotchy sunburn-type rash, I often ran a low fever, my hair got very dry and breakable, and I craved weird foods as if I was pregnant.
I found a lump on my upper arm and two on my sternum bone. One doctor told me it was fatty tissue that had harden. Definitely went to get a second opinion. My ob/gyn said, " No we need to have this looked at...had a mammogram, mri, biopsy, then a pet scan.
Swollen inguinal lymph node
A really bad smokers cough (when I don't smoke), night sweats, tiredness and loss of appetite.
Night sweats - I think I had these for many years but never thought anything about them. They progressed to the point where every week I was having at least one or two. Itchiness - One night it was one leg, the next night the other. It only happened once. Sore tailbone - My tailbone got real sore about three months before I was diagnosed. Constipation - My colon swelled shut about five days before I was diagnosed. Loss of weight - I used to weigh 170 lbs back in my 20's and 30's. In my 40's it started dropping slightly, and my weight crept to the lower 160's. Sore legs - I started feeling a slight tingling in my legs six months before my diagnosis. The month before my diagnosis, I was taking Motrin regularly at night and hot showers focused on my legs which would provide temporary relief. And despite exercising, I was getting weaker in my legs and could hardly run. Tiredness - a few weeks before my diagnosis, I was feeling tired and needing to go to bed early all the time. Swollen lymph node in pelvis - The day before I was diagnosed, I had a huge swelling of the lymph node in my pelvic region.
Diarhea, 40 pounds sudden weight loss, weak, tired all the time.
Constant migraine, oblique double vision in left eye, night sweats, fever.
Swollen inguinal lymph node, Fatigue, itchy dry skin
Discomfort, pressure and pain in chest, numb left shoulder. Went to ER for heart attack symptoms.
Bone pain in right humerous. Slight swelling of lymph node in neck.
general fatigue and a lump on the side of my neck.
Chronic Diarrhea, Night-sweats, Fatigue/Weak and Pain in lower back and legs.
Large mass on neck pressing on trachea
Chest pain, back pain, productive cough, night sweats, occasional fevers, fatigue, rash on arm
An englarged, painless lymph node under my left chin.
no real cancer symptoms in the beginning, I felt great besides having some hives now and then, which appeared randomly. The rashes were real itchy, my Doctor thought I probably have an allergic reactions to some food I am eating. I had the hives for about 6 months when I noticed a painless enlarged lymph node on the side of my neck in August 2010. The lymph node was removed for a biopsy in December 2010. I did not have the classical symptoms for NHL, like night sweats or weight loss, but I was fatigued. On January 4th, 2011 I received my devastating news that I have DLBC NHL.
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