There are many sites in which you can read about it on.
Infectious Mononucleosis is the commonest clinical manifestation of EBV infection, either as a primary infection or due to symptomatic reactivation from latency.
However, EBV contributes to the pathogenesis of several other human diseases including:
I would make sure if you to discuss that shingle vaccine first, because I know with any form of lymphoma you can not take it but I am unsure about Colon. Better safe than sorry Terry, ask first.
If overweight you can look great losing weight but not at 88 pounds, like I was.
So, you can understand fully about the Mono issue, I was 13 when I had Mono and was extremely sick. When I was 21 years old and on my birthday I developed a kidney stone as an added present ( better than chemo though, lol) Well, at the hospital the doctor came over to me looking very concerned and told me I needed to follow up my bloodwork and told me he thought I had leukemia, he said he saw something in my blood. Well, I told him, it was the arthitis I had since 9 in my knees and he said, " no."
He made me promise I would seek medical attention. But, I never felt sick and thought this man was crazy. But yet I would bruise very easily.
So, I never sought medical attention for it. I discussed with my oncologist several years after being diagnosed at age 44, the conversation I had with this other doctor when I was just 21.
I heard him groan. It was the lymphoma he saw but didn't recognize it and thought it was leukemia the sister of lymphoma.
I have 2 types of lymphoma. One is indolent which is very slow growing and the other is intermidate, which is just what you would think it. It grows faster than the indolent but not as fast as aggressive like Jackie O died from.
What spared my life was 2 things. One what he probably saw was the indolent and the intermiate had not caught on yet, plus, I was in tip-top condition, a runner which I started at age 9 for my knees.
Is it related to the Mono. Terry it is. But, I am here thankfully here and I am a fighter ( ask Orange, lol) so I will be here long enough to learn how to do a flange and glue pipes together, lol. My own dad said I was the most head-strong person he ever met. Good thing too.
In reality I have had this health problem more than half my life. I am 55 now.
I have some mileage on me due to it. I got battle scars but I am proud of them.
You need to tell your daughter Terry so she knows what to watch out for. Lumps, bumps, bruising, fatique, low-grade constant fever, loss of appetite, and if she is lucky she will have one that if it is lymphoma will send her earlier to the doctor not like me.
I am truly my oncologist's poster child, lol. He is very proud of me. Your daughter just needs to know her body and recognize potential symptoms and she will be fine. My husband always volunteered to check my body for lumps & bumps. He thought I was dumb. lol.
I am a born worrier so don't be like me, I worry too much about my kids. My advice is to always look up never down.