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Graves Disease vs. Lymphoma

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 5, 2006
  • 02:16 PM

In April I went for a physical due to fatigue, muscle weakness, and headaches. I had a chest x-ray and blood work done. I found out I had a nodule in my chest, hyperthroidism, and epstein barr. I then went and had a ct of chest done-which showed an enlarged spleen and thymus. I as sent to an Endocrinologist for the Graves Disease, and then also to an oncologist for a faer of Lymphoma. The endocrinologist put me on Toprol and Methimazol for 2 months prior to a ct chest,pelvis,and abdomen that was requested by the oncologist. The ct shows my spleen and thymus are still enlarged, I have 2 probable cysts on my ovaries, and now there shows some increase in size on my lymph nodes. My oncologist wants me to wait another three months to see if anything else happens? He thinks it is all due to Graves Disease...yet I am taking medication for Graves and i was told Graves disease does NOT affect your lymph nodes? So, I am confused. Should I get a second opinion or am I being too inpatient. I am only 29 and I am a single mom of three, so I don't want to wait for something bad to happen. Any suggestions or insight?

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