• What are B symptoms and do they go away or are they a sign cancer is back

    Asked by Wawa on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

    What are B symptoms and do they go away or are they a sign cancer is back

    Im not getting any answers from my cancer Doc she thinks I need to see my nut Doc because she's new and seen I was thought to have bipolar and always tells me this mean time Im feeling wrost and I don't like feeling sick I have to much living left to feel like this Thanks I am new to this site but want to help you all too thanks again

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    • nicki0920's Avatar
      nicki0920

      The letter B indicates that a person is experiencing one or more of the following symptoms: drenching night sweats, fever or unexplained weight loss.

      I'm interested to hear what others have to say about whether recurrence of B symptoms indicates return of cancer. I've started having night sweats and loss of appetite. My next onc appointment isn't until the 27th. I'm also having pain in my left side again. My spleen was greatly enlarged before treatment. Having this pain again really has me worried.

      Perhaps this is just part of life with NHL. I think I will always worry that it is back anytime something is off.

      I'll be praying for both of us that we are both just overly sensitive and we're worrying for no good reason.

      over 5 years ago
    • Wawa's Avatar
      Wawa

      Thank You this helps.I have a new Doc who took over my case my firsy Doc told me everything and this one keeps telling me to see my I call nut Doc and nothing is wrong with my head for sure he don't even think Im bipolar anymore. My cancer Doc I think don't understand that I was a Nurse 30yrs before cancer not a cancer Nurse either. I believe laughter helps to heal our bodies after God touch my body to heal me.

      over 5 years ago
    • kiki95632's Avatar
      kiki95632

      Push your doctor to do more tests if you are not feeling well. My body seems to tell me when I have come out of remission. Night sweats, itchy feet, tenderness in arm pits.... I have NHL and sometimes I can feel lumps in my stomach area when the cancer has come back. Every time this has happened to me, I told my oncologist and it comes to find out that after a scan the cancer has come back.

      over 5 years ago
    • Wawa's Avatar
      Wawa

      Thank You very much. I try to listen to my body it seems that its right on 98% of the time so far and my family has a history of weird symptoms that the medical Doctors have studied because we don't ever present with normal symptoms most people do why that's the big question lol. You think I can DEMAND her to do a Pet/Ct scan she will do lab test with my blood and that's it, she tells me I had a CT in Dec. of 2013 and don't see a good enough reason to do more, my thing is flu symptoms shouldn't be a everyday issue to me, but Im crazy so who knows these days Thank you

      over 5 years ago
    • lolu's Avatar
      lolu

      I too have symptoms of my cancer is coming back. I have been in remission since June of 2013 and I am worring also because I have glands or lymps notes under my arm pits that are acting up. I am having a PT Scan in two weeks so I will let you know. I quess we have to live from PT Scans to PT Scans. Not Birthday to Birthday anymore. Lolu

      over 5 years ago
    • Wawa's Avatar
      Wawa

      I will try to keep track of you dear, I am trying to get an answer from my Doc but nothing yet. She emailed me and said we did a Ct in Dec.of 2013 and it was ok just a small couple spots on my right lung. Well that didn't make me feel great but ok she is new to me not a year yet, my cancer Doc I started with as great she told me everything when I would ask anything she last May 2013 before she left she did a Pet Scan and told me something is there and she want to do a bi on it but its in a hard place to get to so we are going to watch it ok. I've been having symptoms for a couple months and I have this thing call (BOOP) its a rear pneumonia from chemo cant cure but CAN control but the common cold puts me in the Hospital every time and that would cause a spot its self in the lungs and I was COPD since birth with Asthma. Keep your head up and always remember(WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER)

      over 5 years ago

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