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Does it sound like cancer? i've had a pain&heavyness in my left side for a year..ive had 2 ct scans.one showed enlarged spleen.the 2nd showed spleen normal but thickening of stomach wall.an endoscopy showed no thickening.ithe pain is always there and i no

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Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
It : It sounds like you need more evaluation to find out what is making you feel so ill and make sure this is not lymphoma or some other sort of cancerous growth. If you have had enlarged nodes for over a month, i'd talk to your doctor about getting one of these biopsied, especially if you haven't had other symptoms of an infection.
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Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Very Hard To Say: It could be, but it could be many other things. You should make sure you get a second opinion if you have been told there is nothing there. Sometimes a PET scan can reveal things not seen on regular CT.
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Last updated Aug 23, 2018


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