My husband has almost all of the symptoms of this cancer. Recently we discovered an egg shaped lump in his groin area (right above where your leg meets your torso). When I probed further, I could feel a small mass (about the size of a nickel) behind the lump. He has lost a HUGE amount of weight very quickly. He lost 30 lbs. right after his Mom died (which is normal), but since then he has lost another almost 50 lbs. down to where he weighs only 5 lbs. more than I do (I weigh 118). At last weight, he weighed 123.5 lbs. At almost 6', this has made him not much more than skin and bones. He has a dr.s appt. Wed. w/his primary care dr. and also our urologist as he has had problems with nighttime incontinence. He's onyl 42 yrs. old. He also has the night sweats (I have to change the top sheet for both these and the urinary problem). He doesn't have any of the risk factors other than age and being male. Can someone who had/has this disease tell me what was happening to them befor their diagnosis? After losing both of my parents to cancer, I;m taking this very seriously. Thank you.View Thread
Just to updeat my earlier info: my husband went to his regular dr. Friday afternoon. His dr. insists that it's nothing but a hernia (which is a likely scenario), but my husband has other symptoms of this disease that hi dr. completely ignored. Just last night, his night sweats were so bad, I had to take a towel and dry him off in his sleep. Not to mention that he's lost 30 lbs. since the end of Dec. Our girls are scared they're going to lose their Dad. After the recent loss of both of their G-mas, this would be a serious blow to their emotional well being. Both G-mas were in our house when they passed and each daughter was with one of the G-mas at the time of their passing. One of the G-mas lived with us and they helped take care of her right along with us for the 5 yrs. she needed round the clock care. Even going so far as to give up a big part of their social life to do it (they were 8 and 11 when they lost their G-mas). What I would like to know is, for those of you that have been disgnosed with NHL, how did they find out you had it? Did they do blood work, MRIs, what? After his dr. visit Fri., I'm going to take him somehwere else where they will address EVERYTHING, before it's too late. Thank you.View Thread
Hello Jennifer. First let me say, I am very sorry for what you must be going through. Having lost both of my parents to 2 different kinds of cancer, I HATE that disease and going through the confusion they seem to be putting you through is unacceptable. My question is: what tests did they run to find out that you have NHL? My husband has most of the syptoms and I am SO scared that I will lose someone else that I love to this awful disease. My prayers are with you.View Thread
I am going through the same thing with my husband. In addition to always being exhausted (we don't work as we are both disabled and our kids are older, so they're not at the age where you have to take care of them as if they were toddlers, etc.). Then he developed the "lump" in his groin area. Sweats at night, as well. What blood tests did they do, or say they needed to do, to let you know whether or not you actually have NHL? I don't blame you for being frustrated. Seems like some drs. are more interested in how many patients they can see to make money rather than actually CARING about them and making them well. Thank yo for your post.View Thread
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