If you have read about my previous post about Maan Panganiban, you may also be wondering why she died at the very young age of 25. You may have heard that she had Lymphoma and this is the reason why she we will not hear her anymore giving us news on TV.
I made a quick research online to check what this Lymphoma is.
What Are The Common Symptoms Of Lymphoma?
Finding unexplainable lumps on your body is always a cause of fear and concern, especially for someone with a history of cancer in the family. Discovering these odd bulges under your armpits is usually one of the first symptoms of lymphoma, or cancer of the lymph nodes. Realizing this, the best course of action is to keep a level head, as losing a rational mind will lead you nowhere. Instead, feel or examine your body, internally and externally, for any of the other signs that should come up when one has lymphoma. The earlier you notice them, the better your chance of recovering from this sickness.
The symptoms of lymphoma that usually manifest in the initial stages of the cancer may actually point to a number of different illnesses. The swelling of your lymph nodes – i.e. painless lumps forming in one or more in these places: armpits, neck and groin – do not immediately mean lymphoma. Rather, it can be caused by other things wrong in your body. Of course, one should always seek medical advice after such discoveries.
Losing weight is another nonspecific warning sign of this cancer. A number of things may cause rapid drops in body weight. When there is no reasonable explanation for it on your part, like excessive dieting or working out, then a trip to the doctor’s is advisable. This already worrying change in health becomes a symptom of lymphoma when it is around 10-15 lbs that is loss within the space of a few months.
A recurring fever also indicates this cancer but it is either constantly misdiagnosed with other conditions, or ignored entirely. Of course, two other symptoms of lymphoma usually come hand in hand with the fever, which may point you to the right conclusion. These are night sweats – characteristically in exaggerated amounts after sleeping in normal and comfortably cool conditions – and itchiness in different part of the body. When you notice both these things happen to your body, along with all the other recent developments, it is usually already a clear indicator of cancer of the lymph nodes.
I found this article online. If you want to do further readings you may check it here. By the way, I was in St. Lukes The Fort again last week because I was scheduled to have a follow up check up with my ENT. I remember I have already expressed my admiration to this hospital on my first visit three weeks ago. Would you believe that nurses in St. Lukes actually uses hospital computer carts. I haven’t experience being visited by a nurse with a computer cart with her, but its alright, I don’t wanna be confined in a hospital either.