Hi, I'm new here.
my name is Dafna, i'm 22 years old and I've diagnosed with hodgkin's lymphoma nodular sclerosis back in November. I had a 10cm lump in my chest. also, after the PET CT, besides the lump in the chest, they found another tiny one (which was ignored) in my right arm pit.
I've already had 4 treatments - ABVD.
since I started the treatment, I've decreased the usage of deodorant, just because I didn't go out of the house so much, I didn't think at all about the fact that this could be dangerous or something. after all the doctor didn't say I must discontinue using deodorant(before starting treatments). but few days ago, after I finished bathing, I put on the right arm pit the deodorant stick, and it really hurt, just by putting it. I didn't push or something. since I've never had this pain before, and having the knowledge I have a tiny thing there, I panicked a little.
I told this to the doctor, so he gave an explanation, but didn't say to stop using deodorant.
so anyway, do you think it's dangerous using deodorant during chemo?
Hi Dafna nd welcome to the Forums though I am sorry you had to find your way here. I don't think there is a danger in using deoderant (at least I've never seen a reference to it). If you are concerned you could consider switching to a no dye, no scent, hypoallergenic type of deoderant if you aren't alreaky using one. I am sure that there are many choices and know that Almay markets one like that here in the States.
Good luck with the rest of your treatments and feel free to post your story as you go along.
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Follicular lymphoma diagnosed August 08, Stage 1
2 cycles (20 treatments each) localized radiation to tumor sites. Remission confirmed July 09
Restaged to Stage 3 May 2010
Recurrence confirmed May 2010 - Watch and Wait commenced - multiple scans with minimal progression.
Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma diagnosed September 2012. Mohs surgical excision 09/2012. Successful, clean edges all around.
Significant progression detected in PET scan - December 2012
Biopsy to check for transformation 1/18/2013 - negative for that but full of lymphoma, of course.
July 2013 - Rescan due to progression shows one tumor (among many) very suspect for transformation, another biopsy 8/12/13.
August 2013 - No evidence of transformation, 6 courses of B+R commence 8/29 due to "extensive, systemic disease".
February 2014 - Diagnostic PET scan states: Negative PET scan. Previous noted hypermetabolic cervical, axillary, iliac and inguinal lymphadenopathy has resolved. Doctor confirms full remission.
June 2014 - started 2 year maintenance Rituxin, 1 infusion every 3 months. Doctor confirms lump under right arm are "suspicious" for recurrent disease, deferring scans for now.
February 2015 - Doc and I agreed to stop R maintenance as it is depressing my immune system too much. Also found two eye lesions and have to see an ocular plastic surgeon for removal and biopsy in March. Also referred to pulmonary specialist for ongoing lung issues, possibly related to immune system problems.