Patient Comments: Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - Symptoms


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Comment from: leelee4711, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: September 17

For two years I had a rash. It was red, ugly and sometimes itchy or stinging or I had a burning feeling. I went to the dermatologist, was given a cream, and it did not help. A biopsy was done and that is how it was discovered. Stage one A non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 11-2018. I am going back today for a visit. Last visit was January 2019. No treatment as of yet.

Comment from: Siobhan, 75 or over Male (Caregiver) Published: April 26

My dad had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He had a lump under his arm; found it on holiday in 2010. His was aggressive but only in that area. He was supposed to have 8 rounds of chemotherapy, he only had 6 and he had the all clear. He had 2 blood transfusions and lost all hair. But he had a positive attitude and lost a lot of weight. This year he will be 82, and he does yoga, swimming and Zumba. He lives life to the full and enjoys lots of holidays. So if you are going through this fight, be positive as the outcome if caught early can be very good.

Comment from: lizzy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 21

In March of 2014 I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. About a year prior to that I found a lump in my groin area. I eventually had a core biopsy and then decided to have it removed. I also experienced night sweats and general tiredness. The core biopsy was inconclusive. When the results from the surgery came back I was scared and was devastated with the news that I had cancer. After having scans it was determined to be stage 1. I had 3 rounds of chemotherapy and 15 days of radiation. Today I am happy to say I am well; side effects are early menopause and I have lost my hearing in my right ear (yet to be determined why). My love to those that are currently fighting the battle. Be strong!

Comment from: Janice, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 25

I am a caregiver for my sister who has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It was detected when she went for her mammogram in February 2016. Part of her armpit was in the image of the mammogram. She is suffering terribly with itching. The doctor has prescribed a very strong Benadryl type medication and Zanax to help her relax. She finally had her 1st round of chemotherapy on 9-27-16 and was hoping that would stop the itch but it has not.

Comment from: Sickhubby001, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 30

My husband has been experiencing serve lower right abdominal pain, night sweats, constipation and diarrhea (at different times of course), nausea, fatigue, and unknown weight loss for the past 5ish months. He is 30. We have had many tests and he has already had appendix out because of this (was normal, but they thought that was the cause). He had latterly elevated blood counts and the only CT scan we have had done showed tiny lymph nodes on his liver which were abnormal. He is currently on very strong pain medications and he is seeing both a general physician and a gastroenterologist. We only have gotten told that it might be lymphoma, but that"s all in 5 months. We have our next specialist appointment in just over a week.

Comment from: Ms.B, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: December 15

My 7 year old son was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoblastic lymphoma in 1986 and passed away in July of 1987 at age 8. He is African-American. Wonder if he would have lived if diagnosed in 2020. While at the hospital a lot of doctors around the country were interested in his case, I don’t know why that was. Thank you for your time in this matter.


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