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Diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. Gaining lot of weight. May she be suffering from depression , faking cancer for attention?

My friend was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma two years ago. She has never gone into remission and has begun gaining a lot of weight. She sleeps a lot and eats regularly. I am wondering if she may be suffering from depression and faking cancer for attention. She will not allow close family of friends to go to the doctor with her. I am worried.
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Weight gain in cancer can be due to improvement of cancer with treatment. However u may consult the doctor to enquire about her health condition. Depression usually presents with weight loss and disturbed sleep. Also check for the sideeffects of any drugs she is on which can cause excessive sleepiness.
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Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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