Patient Comments: Hodgkin's Disease and NHL - Symptoms

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Comment from: nurse94, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 01

My son had alarming weight loss 2 years ago, 98 lb. at 5 ft. 7 inches tall. He had elevated eosinophils and painless lymph nodes unilaterally of neck plus mononucleosis test. He was sent to specialist to check for Hodgkin's disease and lymph nodes were gone, blood work was normal except for grossly elevated IgE and weight was stable. Now he has painless lymph nodes of neck and armpit, night sweats, pain he calls 'growing pain' of legs and chronic back pain. Weight has remained stable between 102 to 105 lb.

Comment from: anglebanana23, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 23

I have a family history of melanoma, thyroid cancer, and bone cancer. I've been feeling off for a while and am starting to become a bit worried. I've had a painless, hard lump on my cheek for over 2 months now, I have crazy night sweats, and I've somehow lost 10 pounds in the past 2 months even though I was already 20 pounds underweight. I itch like crazy which sometimes results in drawing blood, mostly on my legs. I also have constant cold and hot flashes, a serious lack of energy no matter how much I eat, sleep, or drink/take caffeine. I have muscle pain including my back which I've never had before, trouble breathing, chest pain and a really annoying cough that won't go away. I'm cyst prone so my family is assuring me it is just another cyst but I've never experienced all these symptoms with a cyst.

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