Re: Definitely not lymphoma?
I was diagnosed as having acid reflux. I've had acid reflux
problems for many years, but nothing like I've had in the last
year. The gastroenterologist thinks the recent onset of severe
symptoms is "functional", meaning he thinks it's caused by
stress or depression. I asked for a second opinion and am
seeing a reflux specialist at Stanford in a month. As far as
my doctor and gastroenterologist are concerned, I have stress-related
reflux. Yes, they are concerned about the weight loss, but I
do have a severe digestive problem that might explain that.
I have asked both doctors directly if they were sure I did
not have any sort of cancer. I was told that they believe
they have ruled that out and that cancer is very unlikely at
this point (they were not as optimistic earlier in the year).
The enlarged lymph nodes that showed up on the CT scan have
not been biopsied. I was told they were not big enough for
concern. I'm just trying to share their optimism buy getting
a feel for how lymphoma really presents itself.
Part of my concern is because a friend's brother in law died
of lymphoma because he was misdiagnosed by his gastroenterologist
and, subsequently, didn't get the help he needed in time.