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What is the likelyhood of my old cancer returning ?

When I was 12 years old I was diagnosed with Non-hodgkins Anaplastic large cell lymphoma . I underwent chemo for almost a year. I was considered in remission at the age of 13. I was told in 5 years I was considered cured. At the age of 16 I smoked cigerettes for 8 months. I stopped for four years. At the age of 20 I smoked 3 months on and off.I will be 21 in february and am quit for good.I know a few people who smoked after having cancer and they are fine, but they didn t have my type. I am now married and 9 weeks pregnant . Ever since I have become pregnant all I can think about is getting sick again and being taken from my family. So I was wondering what is the likelyhood of my old cancer returning and what is the likleyhood I will get lung cancer? I have my first OBGYN appointment on the 18th. If I get blood work taken they will look at my blood cell count and be able to tell if my lymphoma is back correct? How will they be able to know about my lungs though? I wouldn t be so stressed because I know it s bad for the baby but I ve had a dull pain in my left leg near my groin where my cancer was for a while now. And my left leg pops twice when I lift it like I am doing a band march. There are no swollen lyphnodes though.I have had no other symptoms either. I was told it might be scar tissue. Also once I have my baby would a doctor give me a CAT scan since I haven t had one in about 4-5 years? Can I talk to my OBGYN about all this? He is the only doctor I will be able to see for the next 9months. I could go to an onocologist but he can t do anything with me being pregnant.
Asked On : Mon, 10 Jan 2011
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Pregnancy is associated with many pains and aches all over the body. Mild pain in the groin region might just be due to position of the baby or due to calcium deficiency which is common in pregnancy. You need not worry about getting a relapse of NHL.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal

Answered: Tue, 23 Aug 2011
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