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Cervical Cancer

I just had a pet scan.It showed malignancy in my cervix.It also showed increased uptake in my thymus gland.However,all my symptoms do not match up with the cervical cancer diagnosis.For 7 months now I have been having severe itching,night sweats,and now have started to bruise easily.My lymph nodes started enlarging about a year ago,and I went from having about 2 to over 30.They have never hurt and feel rubbery.Now I have one under my collarbone that came up a week ago. The Dr. Didn't say if any uptake showed in these nodes.But to my knowledge,cervical cancer may cause the swollen nodes,but not the other symptoms.Has anyone else experienced these symptoms with cancer of the cervix? And should I just opt for chemo,instead of surgery,to get rid of any other cancer that may be there?Maybe my thymus is cancerous,because it did show abnormal uptake.I know it is part of the lymph system,so the possibility of this all being connected is there.If anyone can help,i would appreciate it. And before anyone asks,i have been tested for everything.All bloodwork normal,and it's not hiv,thyroid or tb related.Bone marrow biopsy negative,except for low volume of marrow.Cannot find anything out about that either. Thanks kds
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replied January 11th, 2018
If there was any form of cancer within the thymus, it would present with a abnormal blood counts and abnormal findings within the peripheral blood smear. In the absence of such findings it would not be a possibility.

Itching (intractable) in patients with cancer can be annoying. But most often, the cause is dry skin caused by spending hours in a dry hospital environment or repeated cleaning of the skin while undergoing treatment. To help resolve itching, use a rich body lotion or cream after showering or bathing, and be sure to drink plenty of water.

To avoid the urge to itch, Apply cool, wet packs (such as crushed ice in a plastic bag that’s wrapped in a damp towel) to the skin. Remove the pack when it becomes warm, and let your skin dry. Use again as needed.


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