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Has Anybody Else Been Tested For Lymphoma?

Discussion in 'Living with lupus' started by sagehen, May 12, 2020.

  1. sagehen

    sagehen Junior Member

    Hi Everyone!

    Over the last year, I have noticed very swollen lymph nodes around my body. I went in to see my regular Dr. She is a real sweetie and had lupus also. She ordered a sonogram of one gland in my armpit. That turned out negative. My doctor wrote on my medical diagnosis for that day, "low grade," Lymphoma.

    Now, it is about 6 months later and I have found two more swollen lymphnodes. One in my neck, and this time the opposite armpit. I have asked around, and not one person had a suspected gland that may be lymphoma diagnosed by ultrasound?

    I am thinking I need to request a biopsy of a suspect lymph node.

    I would appreciate anybody's experience in this topic. If there is anybody that is familiar with this topic.

    Thank you in advance,
    Best Wishes,
    Sage Hen
  2. Laranne

    Laranne New Member

    Biopsy is difinite
    Biopsy is definitely the method of choice to diagnose it in animals. Needle biopsy, with or without ultrasound guidance is usually first. If suspicious or non diagnostic then usually removal with histopathology is the next step. That being said reactive lymph nodes happen and perhaps in people ultrasound can distinguish more.

    Fwiw I would ask about needle aspirate or biopsy.
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  3. sagehen

    sagehen Junior Member

    Thank you for your response to my inquiry Laranne.
  4. lazylegs

    lazylegs Moderator

    Hi Sandra,

    Sorry to hear about your diagnosis. A woman in my local support group was recently diagnosed. Her doctor claims a few of the medications used can have a dual purpose for Lupus and Lymphoma. You might look into it.

    Take care,
  5. Lupusdude

    Lupusdude Registered

    Hi Sage Hen,
    I had a few lymph nodes while attending college. The biopsy mentions that they can swell with prednisone tapering. Pretty common for the lymph nodes to be a bit bigger in lupus.
    Peace and stay well.

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