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My mother-in-law had a biopsy performed on a lump on her leg and the doctors indicated she had cystic lymphoma which could be serious. What is it?
Can symptoms of lymphoma come and go
I have lost 65 pds in about six months eating 5 x more
Now having pain in both sides of neck and groin
Doubt lymphoma: However, if this is unexplained weight loss and you feel bad, then I'll conclude that you are seriously sick. You need a workup by a capable physician. This can be anything from a malignant lymphoma as you suspect to something as commonplace as overlooked gluten enteropathy or adult-onset cystic fibrosis to Whipple's to any of several dozen others. ...Read more
Why am I still losin weight? Blood work was fine. Stool test came back no parasites and no blood in stool. I have a small lump in neck that's moveable lymphoma? I also have a cough and feel fine!
Continue workup: A few screens for malabsorption / maldigestion are in order. A diet history may be helpful as well. Trust you had a thyroid check. Cystic fibrosis and gluten enteropathy are only two of dozens of things that can present at your age. Every 18 year old has at least one small movable lump in the neck -- if it were lymphoma, it'd be obviously abnormal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Malignancy: A lymphoma is a malignancy of a certain type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. These cells are found in the lymphatic system and the blood stream. When the disease appears primarily in lymph nodes it is called a lymphoma. There are many different types of lymphoma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends Stage/type: Hodgkin's and non-hodgkin's lymphomas each have different types and them they are staged one to four. Early stages have upwards of 90 percent survival. Stage four however still has goods odds of survival as well. Unless the specific type/stage of lymphoma is known the exact odds differs. Overall chemotherapy/radiotherapy and immunotherapy has really advanced to increase the odds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I think you are asking 'if a DX of lymphoma has been made by an oncologist (cancer specialist), would weight loss start occurring, and if so, would it be so much weight loss that it was noticeable.' weight loss is not necessarily a part of lymphoma. If one is losing a good deal of weight from the lymphoma, it is not a good sign. If wt loss due to chemotherapy/nausea, different story. Ask the doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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