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Enlarged nodes, unexplained weight loss, weakness, fatigue, cough and breathlessness. Fear Lymphoma?

I am a 26 year old female, and I am curious about some indicators of lymphoma that I have been displaying. I have several enlarged nodes (5 in the back of my neck, 2 on left, 3 on right. one on left has been present for 18yrs and one on right has been present for 14yrs. 3 in groin area one on left, 2 on right. one on right has been present 4 years. one in left side of jaw that has been present for 8 years. those are all that I know about), unexplained weight loss (25lbs in a little over one month), extreme fatigue , weakness, persistent cough and shortness of breath without any infection or illness aside from chronic hepatitis b , lack of appetite ... pretty sure I ve listed them all. I also have a family history of Hodgkin s Lymphoma. I had a contrast ct Tuesday, but haven t received the results yet and likely won t till next week. I will also be having blood work to check for any other indicators next Tuesday, and will be having a procedure to remove the lymphnode from the back of my neck (that has been there for 18 years) as ordered by both doctor s I see (one I see every week, and the other is one he referred me to over suspicion of lymphoma) to be checked. I don t know when the procedure will be taking place, and they both suspect worst case scenario. I don t think anything will come of it, however (and I am aware that it is impossible to make a diagnosis over the internet), I would like to know if I could get an expert opinion based on these symptoms.
Asked On : Mon, 25 Jun 2012
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probably lymphoma is what a clinician would suspect based on your symptoms and clinical findings as you indicated. the diagnosis is confirmed with a biopsy of the lymph node which will give the correct subtype of the lymphoma and would help to start with treatment appropriately. please be assured that majority of the cases of lymphoma gets cured with recent available medications. I wish you speedy recovery. I hope this clarifies your queries and would be glad to answer more if any.
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