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posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 07:05 AM
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Hi guys, I have bad news, and I am honestly very frightened
. I've had swollen lymph nodes under my neck for over a week and half, maybe even little bit more. I thought that my body is fighting some kind of infection, and that I caught a flu or something. Additional symptoms appeared few days later, my throat was scratching, I started coughing, then getting shivers, fevers at night, lots of sweating, there was no weight loss though. I went to neck and head doctor, and she diagnosed me with sinus infection, and then sent me to ultrasound. The found out that my lymph nodes are very swollen, more than they should be, and that my mucous membrane is bigger than 3 cm, which shouldnt be.

They said that there is either some kind of virus infection going on in my body, or that I have lymphoma. They sent me to histology, did some blood tests, checked my lymph nodes, and started suspecting now both infectious mononucleosis and lymphoma, but more likely infection mononucleosis. I am going to have liver tests done tommorow just to be sure what it is.

I am still young, 21 year old, we have absolutely no history of any cancer at all in family, so I wasnt suspecting anything like that at all. And now this? Doctors think that I may have lymphoma?

Please, in case I will be diagnosed with it.. I dont want to be treated with radiation, I know what it does, I read a lot about it. I want something effective, some kind of alternative therapy. What could work? Thank you.




posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 07:09 AM
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# mate... that's bad news.
You're far too young. God, 21...

I'd swap places with you in a heart beat. I'm old enough to have lived enough. This stuff isn't fair, if you ask me.

Prayers with you brother...



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 07:09 AM
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I'm so sorry to hear this; I'm wishing the best for you.

I'd bookmarked this page a few months ago as a "just in case".. I hope you find it useful.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 07:14 AM
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reply to post by mainidh
 


Thank you for your kind words
, it is still not certain though. I just hope its a virus infection and nothing else. I should know more tommorow.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 07:22 AM
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My best friend lost one of his testacles to cancer when he was your age.

Now we are both 30 years old, he has never had anymore problems and lives a absolutely healthy positive and normal life.

Some radiating may be a blessing my friend, don't discount the top medical methods of our age out of hand. I've seen them work successfully!
Rice n peace.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 07:22 AM
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I honestly do not know...what treatment would work. However...when I was younger I was ill and had very similar symptoms to yours and it turned out I had mono.

I hope and pray for you an accurate diagnosis and a complete recovery and a return to good health.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 07:25 AM
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Sorry brother. Best advice I can give is fight, fight, fight. Tell yourself I will defeat whatever stands in my way, and I will tear down the house if I cannot get through the door. You will have a lot of downs, but, remember head up and fight like a damn wolverine. Best wishes friend.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 07:38 AM
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Sorry about your troubles, OP. I have an ATS bookmark as well, it may be worth checking:

"www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread822776/pg1"

I hope you'll be fine. All my best wishes.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 07:39 AM
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My heart goes out to you for what you must be feeling. Wow, considering you've only had this for a week and a half, and have had all this testing done already, and seen specialists is amazing, you're obviously not Canadian as we would still be waiting for an appointment to see our family doctor.

I am shocked that they would tell you it might be lymphoma. At this very early stage in your illness and without the weight loss, it's an unlikely diagnosis and I'm shocked that any medical professional would even offer this as a possibility. I am also confused by your "mucous membranes" being bigger than 3 cms. Your mucous membranes line your nose and sinuses, mouth, esophagus and basically, any part of your body that secretes anything wet. and it's unlikely that an ultrasound found this, as ultrasound can't possibly measure how thick your mucous membranes are, anywhere. If your mucous membranes are inflamed, it's not likely lymphoma but something else and it's not uncommon to have inflamed lymph nodes if you're fighting an infection.

You said they sent you to histology and checked your lymph nodes. How exactly did they do that? A histology department is a lab, not a tissue collecting site, that is set up to look at tissue samples under a microscope. You said you are having tests done tomorrow, what tests are they doing?

There are basically 2 types of lymphoma, Hodgkin s and non-Hodgkin's. Treatment is very different for both so offering any advice for treatment is impossible without knowing more details.

In all honesty, it sounds to me like you spent some time at "Google Medical School" and have plugged in your symptoms and got upset when you read some of the results. Relax, have a nap, drink plenty of liquids, learn how to use a Nettie Pot for your sinuses and eat healthy.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 07:42 AM
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Oh my god you are far too young, I feel terrible for you and I'm praying this instance.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 07:42 AM
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My best friend was diagnosed with Lymphoma when he was 15. It was very hard for a couple of years for him. He was frequently in the hospital, his immune system became very weak and as a result he also suffered from other diseases, but now he is 25 and he is ok. The only thing is that he still has a mark on his neck from the operation and his voice is a bit altered.

Don't despair if you have it. It is going to be hard, but you will be fine. I pray for the best for you whatever the results tomorrow might be.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 07:56 AM
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Thanks for your link, it surely may be helpful, I read a lot about B17 in the past, hope that one would work.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 07:57 AM
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Originally posted by RustynailsK
I'd bookmarked this page a few months ago as a "just in case".. I hope you find it useful.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Thank you for sharing that thread, I created it exactly for moments like this. People willing to seek better solutions than radiation therapy can find them if only they open their eyes and look.

I might also add that I have created a part 2 of that thread:
10 More Ways to Cure Cancer
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posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 08:00 AM
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Originally posted by Lagrimas
My best friend lost one of his testacles to cancer when he was your age.

Now we are both 30 years old, he has never had anymore problems and lives a absolutely healthy positive and normal life.

Some radiating may be a blessing my friend, don't discount the top medical methods of our age out of hand. I've seen them work successfully!
Rice n peace.

Oh, I am sorry to hear about that
. I am glad it has not spread and caused any more trouble.
I would not want to do radiation though, it causes more harm than help. It may kill cancer, but will also cause harm to my healthy cells and overall immune system.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 08:01 AM
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My ex-husband had non-Hodgkin lymphoma at 22. He did a little chemo and radiation, didn't loose any hair and came out of it in less than a year.He goes for MRI once a year to re-check but that's it. HAVE NO FEAR! Lymphoma is one of the most curable forms you could possibly have.

Take care of yourself and you will be just fine. Do not let people tell you Cancer is a death sentence, it's not! Your attitude has A LOT to do with how well you will do with your treatments. Keep up beat and positive!



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 08:04 AM
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It sure could be mono, I read these two get misdiagnosed quite a lot due to similiarity of their symptoms. And I really do hope it is only a mono, and doctors frightened me for nothing.
How long did it take you to cure it, and how did you cure it? with antibiotics? or something else?
thanks



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 08:06 AM
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I will do my best
. Thank you. For now, I am still shaking from that possibility, and will decide what to do next after a diagnosis. I am against chemo thoughm in case it was lymphoma.
I just hope its mono.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 08:06 AM
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I would not want to do radiation though, it causes more harm than help. It may kill cancer, but will also cause harm to my healthy cells and overall immune system.

It's also important to understand that the "top medical methods of our age" are radiation treatments which have existed for decades. Furthermore, the success rate of such treatments is extremely low. Of course there are the odd cases where people have had success, but there are a lot more failed cases where those came from... I would leave radiation treatments as a last resort... but the problem is the medical establishment makes it easy as pie to subject yourself to such damaging procedures while making it nearly impossible to receive any other type of treatment.
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posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 08:07 AM
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reply to post by trisvonbis
 


Thanks mate
, I remember reading about this topic long time ago, thanks for reminding it to me. I will definitely check it out.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 08:20 AM
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Thank you Meenaw. I am from Slovakia, State of Health agency (if this is the correct name for it) in our country works little differently than in other countries.

I was shocked as well and wasnt expecting it
. Well, I am not sure if they were correct or not, after all, our state of health agency is pretty bad, but still not that bad.
They were checking my lymph nodes under a jaw with the ultrasound, especially my right side, which has lymph node that is way bigger than the other ones. They they were checking lymph nodes in my armpits,and then they checked belly.
They were asking me about for how long have I had this, if I lost any weight, were swetting during night,and so on. They sent me to histology with possibility of virus infection or lymphoma. Over there, as I described in my op, got blood tests done, and then they checked my lymph nodes again (with fingers). Maybe they will remove one lymph node, they said they will decide after liver tests will be done. They will be ready tommorow.
Yeah, I know,a surgeon will do this, but that is histology doctors decision.

I did check google before, but I have not mentioned anything about it to any doctor, they said and asked all of this by themselves, I am just quoting. Thank you





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