• lymphoma

    Asked by marci71 on Friday, March 23, 2018


    my gp referred me to an onocologist after some blood word and symptoms to be checked for lymphoma i am very nervous about the upcoming testing on april2 2018 ,any advise is welcomed prayers to all and well wishes

    11 Answers from the Community

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    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      I have no advice, but many well wishes are headed your way!!! Please let us know.

      over 1 year ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      What tests did they say you would be having? I had hodgkins lymphoma twice, in 88 and again in 89. I've had about every test they make. I'm happy to answer questions you may have.

      over 1 year ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar

      I am on a few facebook sites just for B Cell Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma....There are different kinds. IF you have any lymph nodes you can feel like in your neck or groin or under your arms get an incisional biopsy first.....I bypassed all the GP'S etc. and went right to a General Surgeon and asked for a biopsy and knew what I had in a week. I have Marginal Zone, Nodal NHL and it's like Follicular which starts out as a slow grower...Good Luck and ask lots of questions and write everything down or record all what the Docs are saying....and take a Deep breath. Chris Wark has an excellent video talk to all new cancer patients that is amazing....check it out.

      over 1 year ago
    • CancerChicky's Avatar

      Good luck with your tests! I hope all is negative. But even if it's not you can do this!!

      over 1 year ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar

      I will be sending prayers your way.

      over 1 year ago
    • geekling's Avatar

      Deep breaths are calming.

      These are only tests.

      They take a pint of blood.

      You eat an orange and an apple as you sit for a while after they have poked you.

      Then you drive to your secret place where Nature is beautiful. You kiss your hubby and you kiss the sky.

      Life is good. Be fearless.

      over 1 year ago
    • judithj's Avatar

      I agree with geeking - take one day at a time. I'm sorry you have to wait for the test - that is the difficult part but we're all thinking of you - hang in there

      over 1 year ago
    • Gymmom's Avatar

      Hi marci71 -- Yes, this is a scary time when you're waiting to find out something. Once you get some answers, then you and your team can start laying out a plan. Knowledge is sort of a super power. You can handle this. I was diagnosed stage IV almost three years ago. I'm happy to help if I can. You take care.


      over 1 year ago
    • SandiA's Avatar

      Hi! Just wanted to wish you well and sending lots of prayers your way!

      over 1 year ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      As one of the oldest sayings related to cancer goes, "Lymphoma is one of the good cancers." If you haven't heard that yet, you will. The meaning is that Lymphoma is one of the easier cancers to control and eradicate from your body. That doesn't take away the fact that it's cancer and the treatments for it suck, and that you'll have side effects and long lasting scars.
      I've been through Lymphoma twice, head and neck once. My first oncologist even said that phrase. Most cancer survivors don't care to hear it. But, it's all in your perspective on how you view it.

      over 1 year ago
    • biga17133's Avatar

      Yes ,,first stop and breath and relax then pray then hold your head high and smile wide hug your Family and take the test (not sure which your taking) and live life like always till test results come back then you can come up with a plan if needed and all here are here to help if we can,, you got this you can do it just a test praying to god they come back clear ,,lets us know good luck,,,,,,still taking a bath by myself biga17133

      over 1 year ago

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