• I have had itching for years around the spots that they just found tumors.

    Asked by Julianna on Monday, February 18, 2013

    I have had itching for years around the spots that they just found tumors.

    I always questioned the doctors who were “not able to identify” the source but nothing was done. am angry and confused. How have you dealt with misdiagnosis or no diagnosis for years?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • Nomadicme's Avatar

      I bled from the nipple where breast cancer was found...4 years later. I understand your frustration. I've just let it go, it's best in the end.

      over 4 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I all likelihood there is no connection. There is no scientific evidence to indicate that itching is a symptom of cancer. If you have had the itching for years and if you had had the tumors for years, they would have shown up years ago in a pap smear. The itching is most likely cause by yeast infections, dry skin, or excess moisture or drainage.

      over 4 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      While it may seem far fatched to connec t the itching to your disease for some, cervical and some lung cancers do have that symptom. As Ovarian Cancer is always referred to as "The Cancer that Whispers," In gyne-onc, Cervical Cancer is referred to as "The Cancer That Itches" as seen by this link attached. Working in the field of gyne onc it is a common complaint heard assocoated with cervical cancers. Sometimes it is the way in which it is described by the patient that causes the delay in the diagnosis and other times it is the type of physician who hears the complaint that does not associate the symptom to that disease because malignancies are not their specialty. I hope this link gives you some insight, Carm RN.

      over 4 years ago

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