Agents for Change: The 10th Invest in ME International ME Conference, 2015 - Part 1
The 10th Invest in ME International ME Conference (IIMEC10) was held, as usual, in the Lecture Theatre at 1 Birdcage Walk in Westminster on May 29th, 2015.
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Cancer & ME/CFS/FM/Lyme

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Raindrop, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. Raindrop

    Raindrop Senior Member

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    As though CFS/ME/FM/ Lyme weren't enough, I learned some time ago that I have
    a "rare" systemic cancer. Very concerning given fact that I cannot imagine
    doing chemo/ drug therapy given my *extreme* drug sensitivities. Appreciate hearing from
    anyone especially who HAS cancer of any type along with CFS/ME/FM or Lyme.
    My doctor ignored grossly abnormal immune test results for YEARS!!! I thought
    perhaps they were just another "abnormality" that we come up with on tests. But finally,
    I consulted with an Immunologist to consult; that doctor referred me to Oncologist and the
    long, winding road began there. It's all pretty overwhelming and a bit lonely, given the fact that
    the cancer (only) folks are FAR more functional than I am!! This makes my theory of our
    having a Retrovirus with various "opportunistic" infections and even cancers more likely than
    ever.
    Love to hear from anyone that has any type of systemic cancer as well as CFS/ME/FM/Lyme.
    How were you diagnosed?
    Do you feel that there is a connection between your illness and the cancer?
    Have you begun any type of chemo or other drug treatment?
     
  2. Raindrop

    Raindrop Senior Member

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    Also forgot to say that a good friend of mine with ME/CFS of about 40 years
    died a few years ago from sudden Pancreatic Cancer. I really think there is a link
    and know that there were some CFS/ME pts with Lymphoma Cancer a while back.
    Wonder how many pts just rub off different symptoms or test results thinking
    they are "just more of the usual abnormalities".
     
  3. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    There have been some people that have ME/CFS that have contracted cancer, but in most of the case that are discussed it was actually the Epstein Barr Virus that can cause a rare lymphoma called Mantle Cell Lymphoma. However, I think I read something recently of a drug approval for Mantle Cell Lymphoma that has a very high remission or cure rate.
     

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