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    Do i have cancer?

    I lost 8 pounds out of nowhere and i didnt do any weight loss activities or anything like that, Im really concerned please reply, Thanks. NOTE: I have been taking amphetamine 20 for better focus, It may have a side affect of weight loss, And i only eat,sleep,bathe,and watch tv no workouts or playing outside.

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    We really would have no idea why you have lost weight. If you are concerned abut your health, see your doctor.

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    We are people just like you, not Doctors.
    Asking us is the same as asking people passing you by in the street what they think. How would they know and we are not going to play guessing games.
    Aussie, age 61
    1987 CIN 111. Cervix lasered, no further problems.

    Years of pain, bleeding, women's plumbing problems. TV ultrasound, tests, eventual hysterectomy 2007, fibroids in lining of Uterus.

    Dx Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma stage 2B bulky, aggressive Dec/09.
    6 chop14 and Neulasta.
    Clean PET April/10, 18 rads 36gy mop up. All done May 2010
    Iffy scan Nov. 2011. Scan Feb 2012 .still in remission.Still NED Nov 2012.
    Discharged Nov 2014.

    May/2012. U/sound, thyroid scan, FNB. Benign adenoma.

    Relapse Apr 2016. AITL. Some chemos then on to allo transplant. Onc says long remission was good. Still very fixable.

    SCT Aug 2016

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theraven113 View Post
    I lost 8 pounds out of nowhere and i didnt do any weight loss activities or anything like that, Im really concerned please reply, Thanks. NOTE: I have been taking amphetamine 20 for better focus, It may have a side affect of weight loss, And i only eat,sleep,bathe,and watch tv no workouts or playing outside.
    The clinical indications for prescribing amphetamines are narrow and do not include 'improving mental focus'. The only conclusion to draw is you are doing this illegally

    so You take amphetamine illegally without medical supervision but you think your weight loss is due to cancer ? Really ?

    I would stop the amphetamine because it sure isn't helping your 'mental focus' and it is probably responsible for your weight loss.

    See your doctor if you are really worried
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    Diffuse Large B cell Lymphoma
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    Officially in remission 9th July 2008
    Remission reconfirmed 1st October 2008
    Remission reconfirmed 17th June 2009
    Remission reconfirmed 7th June 2010
    Remission reconfirmed 6th July 2011

    NED AND DECLARED CURED on the 2/01/2013

    No more scheduled visits to the Prof
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChemoMan View Post
    The clinical indications for prescribing amphetamines are narrow and do not include 'improving mental focus'. The only conclusion to draw is you are doing this illegally

    so You take amphetamine illegally without medical supervision but you think your weight loss is due to cancer ? Really ?

    I would stop the amphetamine because it sure isn't helping your 'mental focus' and it is probably responsible for your weight loss.

    See your doctor if you are really worried
    No, Its medical amphetamine to help me with school its not illegal its prescribed by my doctor.

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    Its not mental focus its because i have adhd, So i have a hard time focusing because i get bored/hyper easily, and the type of it they are prescribing is supposed to help me with something about focusing or listening better something like that, Anyways can we get back on the topic?

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    Well as ADHD is a medical condition that is treated with amphetamine then I take back what I said and offer my apologies.

    The weight loss is probably caused by the medication and it is a well known side effect. Amphetamines were prescribed for weight loss in the early 1960s.

    FYI weight loss of 10% of body mass without any extenuating factors such as dieting or weight loss medications is a cause of concern for cancer. As you are taking Amphetamine then you are probably worried for no reason.

    If you remain concerned please talk to your doctor.

    Good luck
    Age 62
    Diffuse Large B cell Lymphoma
    Stage 2a Bulky presentation
    Finished six cycles of R chop 21 26th May 2008
    Officially in remission 9th July 2008
    Remission reconfirmed 1st October 2008
    Remission reconfirmed 17th June 2009
    Remission reconfirmed 7th June 2010
    Remission reconfirmed 6th July 2011

    NED AND DECLARED CURED on the 2/01/2013

    No more scheduled visits to the Prof
    http://cancerforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=9620

    Still alive in 2019 !

    RULE NUMBER 1.....Don't Panic
    RULE NUMBER 2..... Don't forget rule Number 1

    Great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.

    I may not have gone where I intended to go,
    but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.

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    I know people who took prescribed drugs and got addicted and cannot stop them. I would not take it for the world, addiction is a disease in itself. Be careful and stop it asap.
    66y female, dx @43 in 1992 - DLBCL (aggressive lymphoma) CHOP x 6, rads x 20. 2007- Follicular Lymphoma (FL) grade1-2, stage 2, rads x 20. 2013 relapsed FL, grade 1-2, stage 4. R-bendamustine x 6. Finished Jan 2015. Rituxan maintenance till 2017. 11/2014 bladder cancer, surgery end of Jan 2015.

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    You said "playing outside" and School. How old are you?
    Aussie, age 61
    1987 CIN 111. Cervix lasered, no further problems.

    Years of pain, bleeding, women's plumbing problems. TV ultrasound, tests, eventual hysterectomy 2007, fibroids in lining of Uterus.

    Dx Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma stage 2B bulky, aggressive Dec/09.
    6 chop14 and Neulasta.
    Clean PET April/10, 18 rads 36gy mop up. All done May 2010
    Iffy scan Nov. 2011. Scan Feb 2012 .still in remission.Still NED Nov 2012.
    Discharged Nov 2014.

    May/2012. U/sound, thyroid scan, FNB. Benign adenoma.

    Relapse Apr 2016. AITL. Some chemos then on to allo transplant. Onc says long remission was good. Still very fixable.

    SCT Aug 2016

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    There can many reason for weight loss. It may be tension, depression, unhealthy food, lack of sound health etc. So, it is better way to show your health in a doctor.

 

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