Cancer and BO? Kind of long, but help appreciated…..

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I worked in Oncolgy for almost 4 years, mostly giving chemo. That is not a symptom that I have heard, but to be honest tell them everything. Sometimes the littlest thing can be something and things you think are  a big deal aren’t. Always be on the safe side and mention any changes you are noticing. Don’t be embarrassed they have probably heard everything before, and won’t think anything of you asking. Best of luck to you!

Post # 4
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

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Post # 5
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hey !

I work with a naturopath ( for my own health) and each of your armpits are connected to an area of the body. Typically funky armpit odor is associated with issues of the kidney and liver. It can be involved with something you ate as well. and also if your doing any detoxing.

I have to check my book , but its common to have one side smell and the other one not.

Secondly, I hope you can stop wearing deodorants/antiperspirants! The chemicals have been found in tumors and in breast cancer. The less chemicals being absorbed into your skin and lymphatic the better! Google on how to make homemade and natural deodorants and some tricks to kill the odor 🙂

Post # 7
14 posts

I have a similar issue.  Two weeks before my period, I have some serious armpit odor issues. it is really embarrassing. Ive tried everything to get rid of it.  I know it’s noticeable.  It won’t go away during that time.  


Good luck with your test!

Post # 8
2416 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m a nurse and also haven’t heard of this symptom, however, I would tell could mean something with the lymph nodes or another related issue to the cancers they are checking you for…you mentioned having thyroid issues? One of my BM’s got diagnosed with thyroid cancer in November and had surgery in December…she’s doing fantastic with a 99% cure rate. But, you also mentioned a bone marrow biopsy…so perhaps not? I wish you all the best. I’m a nurse so if you ever need to talk to someone, feel free to PM me, and please keep us updated on your progress…and tell your doctor about your symptoms!

Post # 9
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

since you mentioned that this may have something to do with your thyroid, then perhaps (I think) this causes certain hormone fluctuations?  I know that sometimes hormones cause BO. 

I’m so sorry to hear you are going through this! 

@Eva Peron:  there is no solid proof that antiperspirant causes cancer.

deodarant on the other hand (as in not antiperspirant), does not contain aluminum, which is the inredient that some people think might cause cancer (among other health issues, again, unfounded).

sorry to threadjack, it’s just that it might freak out others and it might not be true. 

Post # 11
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I hope it all went well and that you’ve got some good news.

Post # 14
1 posts
  • Wedding: February 2016

MrsDulce:  I have the exact same issues. Was diagnose with hypothyroidism. My armpits give out a strange strong odor  (not your typical musc smell). Showering doesnt even help sometimes. My left armpit lymnode also tends to swell. My legs and hands also swell and my heart rate seems to be up which is weird since it should be the opposite due to hypo. Also vitamin D deficient. Evertime i go to my primary  doctor they up my dose. I recently started going to an endocrinologist and he seems to think I’ve been over doses with thyroid medication by my primary doctor (however the less medication i take the more my armpits seem to smell) So we are working on trying to see what meds work which unfortunately takes time.  Anywho i definitely recommend you seeing an endocrinologist if you aren’t already. But no one has have me an answer for the smell. Keep us update if they figure it out and I’ll do the same. 

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