Might be Lymphoma but swollen nodes come and go. I'm not convinced
My doctor, very gently, told me that I am being referred to an oncologist this week because my recent labs, ct scan, and symptoms all clinically suggest either Lymphoma or Luekemia. I am 35 and have always been healthy. About 5 months ago I started to lose weight unintentionally (now 12%), at the end of June I noticed 2 swollen lymph nodes by my left hip, and starting a month ago I started having blurred vision, night sweats, and shortness of breath. My legs have been itching horribly since I was 27. I lost my mother 2 years ago to lung cancer because she smoked all her life and no other cancer history I know of. I realize that I do fit the mold for one of these cancers but the reason I am not convinced yet is because of the way my lymph nodes are "behaving". It seems that many people with this similar problem with swollen nodes report that they go down after some time, for whatever reasons. Mine however (I'm up to 3 swollen nodes now) can be very swollen and large in the morning and gone by the evening. I have lost enough weight that my hips and groin area are very small so there is not much room for them to hide. I don't get it! Has anyone else experienced this? I have not found any info yet. It seems that those inflicted with this cancer have consistent swollen lymph nodes. I do not have them anywhere else on my body. My wbc count is low and my lymphocytes are high, among other blood results that don't look great. I'd love to hear an educated or experienced opinion on this. Thank you!