Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My Lumps, My Lumps ....

What did my lumps look like? These pictures were taken by my dear friend, Betty. My oncologist wanted to document them and use the pictures for presentations that he did at various lymphoma conferences. I didn't include the picture of my stomach for reasons of vanity. I also had a lump on my ankle. Several lymph nodes were enlarged as well. It's hard to see in the photos, but each lump ranged between 3-7 centimeters in diameter and were raised.
My right shoulder ...
Base of my skull ...
Here are some symptoms of Lymphoma: * Painless lumps in your neck, armpits or groin (My lumps were tender to the touch) * Weight loss (I dropped twelve pounds in a week.) * Fever * Excessive sweating at night * Itchiness all over your body * Loss of appetite * A feeling of weakness * Breathlessness * Swelling of the face and neck * Excessive coughing ** If you experience several of these symptoms or feel that you may have lymphoma, please see your doctor. Only a medical professional can properly diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Stay nformed.

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