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stepet
Posts: 69
Joined: Dec 2003

Hi, I am new to this site. I am out of radiation therapy since March of this year. My follow up pet scan showed some activity which they say is due to the radiation. I just had a second ct scan which looked good. I have been experiencing some itching in my arms and don't know if I should be concerned? Any ideas?

AlloMan
Posts: 47
Joined: Jul 2003

Was the itching part of your symptoms when you were first diagnosed, or is this something new? I'm afraid I can't be of much help, your Doc needs to figure out this one.

sherra
Posts: 41
Joined: Oct 2002

Congrats on being done with treatment, I know its not always an easy road. If you have an questions you shouldn't hesitate to contact your doc, he should be able to answer them for you. I also finished radiation in March and sometimes I get scared of the cancer returning at almost any little ache my doc has always been able to reassure me that I'm fine-which is extremely helpful.

stepet
Posts: 69
Joined: Dec 2003

The itching was not part of my symptoms before. I didn't really have many syptoms before. I am planning to go to the doctor in January when she returns from vacation. I now have a new problem I am not sure is related. I am having a lot of pain in my lower back near the kidney area. It is making me very nervous. I hope to get in to see the doctor January 5th. I can't take this for much longer. Thanks for listening.

PennyP
Posts: 12
Joined: Dec 2003

Hello,
Please ask for a CT to go with your PET. Hopefully, you are 100% fine, but my hodgkins started with itch....arms, then hands, legs,
all-over and 24/7 after a few months.
None of the doctors knew it was a hodgkins symptom.
This could be something as simple as dry winter skin, and hopefully it is, but get the tests you need. Don't take no for an answer.
Be well,
Penny.

stepet
Posts: 69
Joined: Dec 2003

Thanks for the reply Penny I have been having ct-scans for the past few months and go to the doctor next week. I think the itch may be connected with my thyroid. Thanks again

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