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Old 07-21-2003, 10:57 PM   #1
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Hi there, I am a 40 year old male. Over the past few months I have developed multiple lumps in the following areas - Under both arms, along the lower inside of my upper arm muscles, both breast areas, stomach area, groin and the upper inside of both legs. These lumps are various sizes but on average are the size of small peas. These lumps are not painful. I also have problems with fatigue in as much as I feel constantly tired no matter how much I sleep. My weight remains the same as it has over the past few months.

I have two questions:

1. Has anyone else had similar problems and if so what were the results?

2. Is it possible to have cancer without weight loss?

Any help would be greatful.

 
Old 07-22-2003, 06:22 AM   #2
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I can't speak to your particular problem, but I do know that a person can have cancer without weight loss -- I did. My cancer was completely asymptomatic other than the fact that I had a lump in my breast. I don't mean to scare you, but you should get checked by a Dr. It could be nothing, and then you wouldn't be worrying about it.

 
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Old 07-31-2003, 07:01 PM   #3
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there is some condition, and i can not remember the name of it, it might be lymphedema, but not sure, where one grows those lumps real often...LOTS of them. and it is particilarly more common in men. and it is NOT cancer.

i am not a doc however.

 
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1. Has anyone else had similar problems and if so what were the results?

2. Is it possible to have cancer without weight loss?
1. I haven't had similar problems, but your condition is named as someone was mentioning in a response as lymphadenopathy which is basically a fancy way of saying "swollen lymph nodes".

2. Yes. It is possible to have cancer without weight loss. Weight loss is an example of a "hypermetabolic" symptom which goes along with things like "fever, fatigue, night sweats". Not all tumours cause hypermetabolic symptoms.

I'm not saying that what you have is cancer, but at the same time, obviously I can't rule it out because I'm not a doctor that has examined you. One thing that you have going against you is your age. Generalized lymphadenopathy at your age is not a good thing, it COULD be from an infection, but it is also possible that there is something else going on. It is imperative that you go see a doctor soon. (S)he will most likely run a complete blood count, and depending on the results of that, might want to do a bone marrow biopsy. All I'm saying is that a lot of these things are treatable if caught early, so even if it's nothing, I think it's best to get it checked out early.
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there is some condition, and i can not remember the name of it, it might be lymphedema, but not sure, where one grows those lumps real often...LOTS of them. and it is particilarly more common in men. and it is NOT cancer.
Lymphadenopathy is no more common in men than it is in women, and I think it would be wrong to say that it is "NOT cancer" because it very well could be. If one has generalized lymphadenopathy, it is a very good idea to get it checked out. Other than a generalized infection (which should be seen by a doctor too), leukemia (probably chronic lymphocytic) is a possibility.


 
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