Re: Pneumonia or Lymphoma?
In December, my Dad went in for a routine x-ray. Every doctor, pulmonologist and thoracic surgeon said it was lung cancer. Other than pain, fatigue, some weight loss and a cough, he had no symptoms. He never smoked but his mother died at age 58 of lung cancer--she never smoked either. For three months he had every test in the book. MRI negative, bronchoscopy-negative. PET Scan--a slight "light up" in the mass. Mediastinoscopy-negative. 2 biopsies-negative. Even still, the doctors all felt it was cancer. The surgeon didn't want to upen him up for nothing so last week, he ordered one last CT scan. The mass had shrunk significantly and my father was diagnosed with having a bacterial infection--most likely lingering pneumonia. He's been on antibiotocs for a week now and is feeling much better.
I hope this gives you some help and maybe, a bit of hope. From what I understand, differentiating cancer from an infection isn't as easy as it would seem.